Sheriff's: Man steals wallet from person at gym, racks up $1,000 in purchases

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Sheriff's officials are asking the public for help finding the man they say swiped someone's credit cards while they were at the gym and used them for more than a $1,000 in purchases.

A man reportedly entered the LA Fitness located at 201 S. El Camino Real in Encinitas on Oct. 26 between 7:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. and stole a backpack from a locked locker, the San Diego Sheriff's Department (SDSO) said. SDSO said the man then used keys to the victim's vehicle inside that backpack to enter their car and steal a wallet from inside the car.

The man used multiple credit cards inside the wallet to make several purchases at stores in La Jolla and the Midway District of San Diego, according to SDSO.

SDSO described the man as white, in his 40s, about 6-feet tall, and weighs approximately 185 pounds. He has brown hair and was last seen wearing a white baseball cap, light blue polo shirt, gray jeans, black Nike tennis shoes, and a light colored brown jacket.

Video footage shows the man in one instance driving a newer model, 4-door, white Infinity.

Anyone with information is asked to call North Coast Sheriff's Station at 760-966-3500 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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