The NYPD has released surveillance photos of a man wanted in connection with a string of thefts at several New York Sports Clubs in Manhattan.
Between Sept. 23 and Jan. 5, the suspect stole items from members’ lockers that include money and credit cards, clothing, Apple iPads and Macbooks, iPhone 5s, a Dell laptop, Bluetooth headphones and more.
Many of the lockers were locked, the police report said, and there was one instance in which the suspect cut a lock to gain entrance into a locker.
The suspect targeted several NYSC locations more than once, including 1221 Avenue of the Americas, 225 Varick St., 128 8th Ave., 230 W. 41st St. and 34 W. 14th St. He also struck the NYSC at 113 E. 23rd St., 1372 Broadway and 200 Park Ave. one time each.
"We work diligently to keep the clubs secure, and our clubs include signage from law enforcement with safety tips for health club users," Lisa Hufcut, the company's director of public relations, told Metro via email. "In an effort to maintain a secure environment, every member shows a photo membership ID at check-in, and photos are also taken of visiting guests."
Hufcut said members and their guests are encouraged to use lockers and their own locks and that NYSC has security lockers installed in the lobby and highly trafficked areas for small valuables like cash, phones, jewelry and more.
"Additionally, there are security cameras located at the entrance/exit of all locker rooms," she said.