Jurassic Park actor Jeff Goldblum and his wife, Emilie Goldblum, had their personal items stolen in Waikiki while their family was swimming at a beach.
Goldblum was in Hawaii for his two-day performance with The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra over the weekend at the Blue Note Hawaii, which is located at the inside the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. Outrigger officials confirmed the Goldblums were involved in an incident but declined to give any details due to an ongoing police investigation.
Emilie took it to social media to clear up what happened. She wrote that her clutch was stolen out of her beach bag that was by the pool. Among the items stolen was Jeff’s phone, Emilie’s I.D., cash and a credit card.
“I filed a police report and eventually the hotel security found his phone and my I.D.,” Emilie wrote on her Instagram.
It’s unclear what day the theft occurred but Emilie added that Jeff wasn’t involved in the incident other than his phone being among the stolen items.
“Even with large groups of people around, be extra careful with your belongings,” Emilie wrote on her Instagram.
Bob Finley, chairman of the Waikiki Neighborhood Board, said there is crime in Waikiki but doesn’t see it as a huge problem if people pay attention to their surroundings.
“Overall, I think Waikiki is a very safe place,” Finley said. “We have an excellent police force, we’re installing an additional 40 surveillance cameras.”
Finley added that major hotels do pass out information cards to visitors that asks them not to take their valuables to the beach.
Goldblum is recognizable from his roles Hollywood movies, including “Jurassic Park,” “Independence Day,” “Thor: Ragnorok” and “The Big Chill.”