Locker theft at LA Fitness


Only one item showed up on today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police–a locker theft at LA Fitness at Sherman Avenue and Church Street.

Cmdr. Jay Pollard said that locker thefts at the fitness center are a regular occurrence and that the department has been working with the owners to suggest ways to minimize them.

A major problem is that, by law, locker rooms cannot be monitored by surveillance cameras, he said, and some people neglect placing a lock on the locker they use.

In this case, someone broke into a locked locker in the men's locker room between 10:21 and 10:51 a.m. yesterday and made off with a brown leather wallet, a set of house keys, and a Banana Republic men's gray/black reversible vest.

The offender is still at large.


Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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