Blotter: Two athletic club thefts occur at roughly same time

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

Two people reported theft Thursday afternoon, one at the LA Fitness at 1618 Sherman Ave. and the other at the McGaw YMCA at 1000 Grove St.

At about 2:35 p.m., a 50-year-old Chicago man reported six keys and a $150 fitbit were removed from his locker at the YMCA between 12:10 p.m. and 2 p.m., Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said.

Among the six keys was the man’s key fob to his vehicle, which he later found placed next to his vehicle. The man told police that it did not appear that his vehicle had been entered, and his wallet was still in the vehicle, Glew said.

The other reported theft occurred between 12:10 p.m. and 1 p.m. roughly four blocks from the YMCA at the LA Fitness on Sherman Avenue. A 33-year-old Evanston man reported the theft of two credit cards, a debit card, five keys and $60 in cash from his locker. There are no suspects and the case is pending further investigation, Glew said.

Glew said there is a possibility of a tie between the two thefts, stating that EPD has received reports of multiple locker room thefts around the same time in the past. In 2012, LA Fitness had 48 thefts through the beginning of October, The Daily reported.

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