Why You Should Lock Your Locker at the Gym
The Treasure Valley is a trusting community. It's not unusual for people to leave their homes, cars, and other items unlocked. Here's why you should always lock your locker at the gym, according to the Boise Police Department.
Boise Police are investigating several cases where credit cards, stolen from gym lockers, were used to purchase hundreds of dollars in gift cards. It appears the suspects are targeting unlocked lockers, stealing wallets, cash and credit cards, then using the credit cards at local businesses. Boise Police have nine similar theft reports since January 1st. The thefts have been reported at multiple gyms and officers urge people to lock up their belongings and be on the lookout for suspicious behavior. No suspects have been identified and police are asking anyone who recognizes the people in these photos to contact Crime Stoppers as follows:
1-Leave a web tip at 343COPS.Com
2-Use our FREE app, P3! You can get the app on ITunes or in the Google Play Store by typing “P3 tips” in the search bar.
You can remain anonymous and you can earn a reward of up to $1000.00 if your tip leads to a felony arrest!
Gym and Locker Room Safety Tips
1) Don’t forget your lock. Putting your personal items in an unlocked locker is an invitation for a thief. A simple lock will keep your belongings much safer. Don’t have a lock? Talk to your gym as many have locks that they will loan you.
2) Criminals will target gym parking lots because we leave our purses, wallets, and work bags in our vehicles. Be sure to lock your vehicle and keep items out of plain view. Secure these items in the trunk or take them into the gym with you and secure them in a locked locker.