Lock Fails to Stop Thief at Local Gym

Dacula man said his gym locker was locked, but someone still managed to steal his wallet.

A Dacula man took steps to prevent the theft of his valuables while working out at a local gym, but the measures proved inadequate.

According to the Gwinnett County Police report, the man went to Gold’s Gym on the afternoon of Jan. 1 and secured his wallet in a locker at approximately 3:30 p.m. When he returned to his locket at 5 p.m., the wallet was gone. The man told police he had a lock on the locker and did not know how the suspect managed to open it.

The thief or thieves attempted to use the man’s debit card at Chevron and Kroger, but neither transaction went through.

In addition to the debit card, the wallet also contained the man’s driver’s license, a $25 gift card and approximately $300 in cash.

The case is listed as active.

In order to prevent car break-ins or theft of personal belongings, police recommend leaving valuables -- such as large amounts of cash or credit and debit cards -- at home if possible.  If you must bring valuables inside the gym, keep them with you at all times or place them in a secured locker. Do not leave keys, wallets, bags or other valuables unattended at any time.

After a series of car break-ins, Gold’s Gym implemented several security measures to deter further crime. Those steps include posting reminders about securing valuables throughout the facility and using video surveillance.

If you go to a gym or park to workout, do you carry valuables with you? What steps do you take to avoid becoming the victim of theft? Let us know in the comments.

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