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According to detectives, this man in May swiped a wallet from the workout floor at LA Fitness in Linden Center.
By Michael V. Cusenza
City detectives this week reached out to the public via social media for any information related to a May theft at a Lindenwood gym that seems to be a preferred source for pickpockets and other sticky-fingered suspects.
According to police reports, on May 22, the man pictured swiped a wallet from the workout floor at LA Fitness in Linden Center. Though the exact contents of the wallet have not been revealed, the perpetrator is wanted for grand larceny, an index crime that is charged when the value of the stolen property exceeds $1,000.
Last month, 106th Precinct investigators once again took to Twitter for help in identifying a man who is wanted in connection with a recent string of thefts at the same LA Fitness. According to officials, the suspect entered the gym’s locker room and broke into four lockers, removing cash, a wallet, credit cards, and a Gucci belt.
In May, 106th Precinct commanding officer, Deputy Inspector Brian Bohannon told area residents that he has been working together with LA Fitness management to address the issue.
“They’re the most frustrating crimes,” Bohannon said at a recent Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic Association meeting. “They’re cowardly crimes.”
Anyone with information on either case is asked to call (718) 845-2261. Additionally, if you have information pertinent to the aforementioned offenses, you can call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, (888) 57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit info by logging onto NYPDCrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All correspondences are strictly confidential.