Local gym goers victimized by thieves

Member of Mira Mesa LA Fitness reports thefts

MIRA MESA, Calif. - A local man is warning others about an elaborate method being used to steal from customers at a popular Mira Mesa gym.

Kevin Moyle told 10News he has been a theft victim in the last two months at the LA Fitness on Heater Court.

"My locker at LA Fitness has been broken into twice in the last two months. My car keys have been stolen out of my locker and my car accessed in which I lost valuables from my car -- watches, my wallet, credit cards, cash," said Moyle.

He said the first theft happened in December, and the most recent was last Sunday.

"Thieves have actually used my credit cards to rack up over $5,000 in the last 24 hours," he told 10News.

Moyle canceled his credit cards and complained to the club. He also filed a police report.

"The first time I was a victim of theft, the club admitted they allowed a nonmember with no identification into the club unsupervised and that individual immediately started cutting locks off lockers and was seen later in the parking lot robbing cars," said Moyle.

In both cases, the keys were left on the pavement next to his car.

Authorities said a bolt cutter is needed to cut most locks off, but the person who targeted Moyle did not require that because his lock was so weak pliers were able to snap it.

Moyle's main complaint is an inadequate security camera system.  

Management at the LA Fitness referred 10News to the corporate office, which is discussing the matter.  

San Diego police do not specifically track gym locker break-ins or parking lot thefts, 10News learned.

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