Boise Police investigating string of unlocked gym locker thefts

Posted at 4:14 PM, Jan 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-03 09:42:45-05
The Boise Police Department says there are now about a dozen cases of gym locker room thefts. They say they have happened mostly in the central bench area of Boise. The thefts are happening primarily in the evening hours when there is a lot of traffic at the gyms. 
There are new surveillance photos of suspects provided by the Boise Police Department. Boise Police have some suggestions so you don't become a victim as well. 
"If you're going to a gym, just take your clothes, there's no need to take your wallet in there, leave it in your car and if you are going out to your car, or coming from your car, leave those belongings where nobody can see them. I always recommend locking them in the trunk or put where people aren't going to necessarily look right away, " said Sergeant John Terry, CID, Boise Police Department
Boise Police say there could be a possibility that a couple different suspects are working together in the same area.
If you do see any of the people in the photos, call crime stoppers immediately. The Boise Police Department says to just be aware of your surroundings and don't leave your items unattended in the locker room, because someone could be watching for an easy steal. 

Boise Police are investigating several cases where credit cards -- stolen from unlocked gym lockers -- were used to purchase hundreds of dollars in gift cards. 

“It appears the suspects are targeting unlocked lockers, stealing wallets, cash and credit cards, then using the credit cards at local businesses,” said a Boise Police Department news release.

Officers have been working nine similar theft reports since January 1st. “The thefts have been reported at multiple gyms,” the release stated. Officers are urging people, especially those using local gyms, to lock up their belongings and be on the lookout for suspicious behavior. 

No suspects have been identified.

Police are warning people to lock and secure their gym lockers. If you don’t have a lock, check with your gym management -– as many gyms have locks they will loan you.

Officials also point out criminals will target gym parking lots, because patrons leave their purses, wallets, and work bags in their vehicles.  So they are urging people to lock their vehicles and keep items out of view, securing them in the trunk or taking them into the gym.

Police are asking anyone who recognizes the men in photos taken by surveillance cameras to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 208-343-COPS (2677), leaving a web tip at or by using the Boise Police Department’s free app, P3! You can get the app on ITunes or in the Google Play Store by typing “P3 tips” in the search bar.

You can remain anonymous and you can earn a reward of up to $ 1,000 if your tip leads to a felony arrest.