Locker room thief hit the same Ridgewood gym three times in two days: cops

Photo via Google Maps/Inset courtesy of NYPD

If you’re going for a workout in Ridgewood, you may want to think twice about bringing your valuables with you.

Police are looking for a bandit who breached secured lockers at a neighborhood gym three times in two days this month, stealing the victims’ wallets and cash.

Authorities said all of the thefts took place during daytime hours on Jan. 3 and 4 inside of the Planet Fitness located at 329 Wyckoff Ave., on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border.

In the Jan. 3 incident, law enforcement sources noted, the suspect broke into a 46-year-old man’s locker at about noon and removed a wallet and cash valued at $900.

Cops said the bandit returned to the gym twice more on Jan. 4, burglarizing a 35-year-old man’s locker at 12:15 p.m. to steal a wallet and cash valued at $700; and then broke into a 36-year-old man’s locker at 4:30 p.m., stealing a wallet and cash valued at $200.

All of the incidents were reported to the 104th Precinct.

On Jan. 19, the NYPD released images of the locker room thief; he’s described as a white man in his late teens or early 20s who was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website, send a direct message on Twitter to @NYPDTips or a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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