TRUMBULL, Conn. -- Trumbull Police are alerting residents that car thieves are targeting local gyms and stealing cars while the owners work out.
Eight cars have been stolen at the L.A. Fitness gym at the Westfield Trumbull Mall over the past month, according to police. In each case, the owners had left their keys unattended, either inside of clothing or in gym lockers that were left unsecured, police said.
Police said they have been working with mall security and gym management to warn patrons of the recent thefts, and to identify those responsible.
Residents should always safeguard their valuables and cars by keeping their keys with them or in a trusted location at all times while they exercise. Leaving them in unlocked lockers or in the pockets of clothing placed in the gym provides an easy targets for thieves, police said.
Holiday shoppers are also reminded to follow safety practices when they park in any lot. Park in a secure, well-lit location, lock your cars and take your keys with you, and don't leave valuables in plain sight.
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