Should We Confront The Bellman About Stealing Our Camera?

One our readers was staying at a hotel and the friendly bellhop brought his luggage, including his camera case, up to his room, while he parked the car. When our reader got to the room, the camera was gone.

Our reader writes:

My family is staying at [redacted] casino resort. When we checked in we think the bellman stole our camera. Should we accuse him with hotel security or confront him directly?

It’s a nice -Canon S5SI. We are ABSOLUTELY SURE it was in our bag but it disappeared. The bag was ONLY out of our sight when the bellman took our bags to the room, without waiting for me while I parked the car. I asked him to wait for me- it only takes 3 minutes to park the car and come back.

What kind of bellman doesn’t wait for the guest, for him to get his tip? What should we do now?

I would think the thing here to do is to complain to management and/or file a police report. Also, is there any way to make sure you actually packed the camera in the case? I recall a Seinfeld episode where Jerry’s dad accused the doctor of stealing his wallet when it was really left behind on his dresser between some couch coushins…