Thieves target family traveling though Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A family traveling through Albuquerque says their holiday has been ruined after thieves took thousands of dollars worth of items out of their car.

Surveillance footage shows three people breaking into the car parked at the Holiday Inn Express Midtown.

The Texas family says computers, hard drives and personal travel documents were stolen.

Sammy Lam says he and his immediate family stopped in Albuquerque on their way to Las Vegas, where they planned to ring in the New Year.

“To be honest, it is the Land of Enchantment. It’s a beautiful state. And you have this thought in your mind like it’s never going to happen to you, especially kind-hearted thinking there are not people like that in the world but there are,” Lam says.

Lam, who is studying abroad, says his passport and visa were among the items taken. His DJ equipment was also stolen, forcing him to cancel two scheduled events.

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