Gym rat steals gym-goer’s wallet, iPhone

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Locker liar

A sneaky thief stole a wallet, jeans, and an iPhone from a gym-goer on Ninth Street on May 6.

The 35-year-old victim told cops that he left his belongings inside a locker at New York Sports Club between Fifth and Sixth Avenue at 1 pm, then went for a 40-minute workout.

He came back and discovered his lock clipped — and his brown wallet, black jeans, and cellphone gone.

An gym employee later told the poor guy that a man had claimed the locker was his and that he needed help clipping the lock.

Definitely dodgy

Someone stole a car parked on Seventh Street on May 8.

The 54-year-old victim told cops he parked his maroon 1999 Dodge Caravan near Fifth Avenue at noon, came back the next day at 10 am, and discovered the $4,000 car gone — with no sign of broken glass.

A neighbor later told cops he saw nothing.

Gallant gone

A jerk snatched a laptop and iPhone from a car on Second Avenue on May 5 — leaving no sign of broken glass.

The 37-year-old victim told cops he parked and locked his silver 2003 Mitsubishi Gallant near 11th Street at 5:45 am. When he came back two days later, he discovered someone had broken into the car and swiped his laptop and phone.

Big spender

A spend-happy crook stole an Eighth Avenue resident’s Social Security number and stole more than $12,000 from her between Nov. 2 and May 8.

The 58-year-old victim told cops that a thief somehow swiped her number, then used it to open two or three credit cards in her name.

The thief then maxed-out the cards — racking up thousands of charges in six months — and that’s when the bank called her with the bad news.

— Natalie O’Neill

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.
Updated 5:33 pm, July 9, 2018
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