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Vehicle burglaries at fitness centers on the rise

By ThisIsReno

Reno police badgeWith the start of the New Year, the Reno Police Department has seen an increase in vehicle burglaries occurring at local fitness centers and health clubs this month in the early morning hours — 3 am to 8 am in particular.

“Anytime Fitness and 24 Hr Fitness (have been targeted)  so far,” said Roya Mason of the Reno Police Department. “But many centers usually get targeted. It’s those New Years resolutions send more people to the early morning fitness centers so there is more opportunity.”

Suspects target vehicles that have valuables in plain sight such as wallets and purses, often smashing windows to steal items and causing additional damage to the victim’s vehicles in the process.

Residents are encouraged to take all valuables with them whenever possible, utilize fitness center locker rooms, or leave the items at home. If something must be kept in your vehicle, store all valuables out of sight, lock your vehicle, park in well lit areas and be observant of your surroundings. Report all suspicious activity to the center as well as local law enforcement.