Gym Rat Rips Off Patrons

NYPD Searches for Bronx Gym Thief

By Dan Gesslein

BRONX Cops are looking for a real gym rat who helped himself to patrons’ wallets while they worked out.


Cops released surveillance video of a suspect who is suspected of striking three separate times at 2 gyms. The thief struck at the Planet Fitness on Southern Boulevard on April 1st and April 2nd. He also struck at the Blink Fitness on Southern Boulevard.
Police released surveillance video of a suspect they believe struck in all 3 cases. The man is seen on video donning a light blue track suit and holding a water bottle. But instead of hitting the gym, cops believe he hit lockers for cash.



Investigators said that while patrons were working out in the gym, the thief walked into the men’s locker room and helped himself to the clothing lockers making off with $500 in cash.



The suspect is described as a black male, between the ages 20-30 years-old, slim build, brown eyes and a goatee. He last seen wearing a black baseball cap, black sneakers, with a black backpack and a light blue track suit.


Anyone with information is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls are confidential.



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