Thief Goes on Spending Spree With Credit Card Stolen out of Dacula Gym Locker

The man was working out at Gold's Gym when the theft occurred.

Gold's Gym
Gold's Gym
A 31-year-old Lawrenceville man thought his valuables were safely stored in a locked locker while he worked out at Gold's Gym in Dacula on Jan. 9. He later learned otherwise.

According to the Gwinnett County Police Department incident report, the man placed his driver's license, watch, credit cards and gift cards in a locker before his workout. When he returned to his locker to retrieve his belongings, his lock was still on his locker and the locker door appeared to be in the locked position.

"[The man] advised he grabbed his lock to unlock it and the locker door opened," the officer wrote in the report. The man's belongings -- including a Tag Heuer watch valued at $3,000 -- were missing.

The man told police he had not given anyone permission to remove the items from his locker and had no idea who had taken his belongings.

Later that evening, the man contacted police again after learning one of his credit cards had been used to make two purchases at Best Buy -- one for $3,497.98 and the other for $119.98. The man advised there was a $1,000 limit on the card, but Best Buy allowed the purchases to be processed anyway.

The case is listed as active.

The incident is not the first in which a gym customer has reported items taken out of locked locker. In January of 2013, a Dacula man reported his wallet had been taken out of his locked locker. Several other thefts have been reported at the gym including the theft of an Auburn man's wallet and cell phone which had been left unattended, the theft of a Hoschton's man iPhone out of an unsecured locker and the theft of an Auburn teen's unattended gym bag.

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The Other Donald January 16, 2014 at 08:42 AM
My suspicions would be that given the heavy amount of criminal activity at the Golds Gym, and no security cameras have been installed both inside and outside the building, only leads me to believe that this is an inside job. Who else is there daily looking at users of the facility and can get a read on what they own coming and going, access to locks operations, etc. Maybe Andy and Barney should be seriously interviewing the employees of the gym, including taking lie detector tests. The stories about this particular Golds Gym have been going on for some time now, and without much success in nailing the perpetrators. And lastly, Insist that the Best Buy security camera release and allow the Dacula Patch to also post the image of the spend spree activity they had going on with the credit card. Surely Andy and Barney would then get to the bottom of this open ended case of robberies then.
Craig Reed January 16, 2014 at 09:26 AM
It does make the victim look like a co-conspirator.


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