Thieves smash car windows, steal purses at LA Fitness in Bonita Springs

Posted at 6:44 PM, Jul 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-18 18:44:37-04

Brazen burglars targeted three cars outside a popular gym in Bonita Springs Monday morning, breaking windows and stealing purses from cars parked outside the LA Fitness at 8951 Bonita Beach Road, according to reports from the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

The purses variously contained credit cards, driver's licenses and Social Security cards, and at least one cell phone. An undisclosed amount of cash was also stolen from the three victims.

This is at least the third time this year that crooks have stolen purses from cars at LA Fitness locations in Lee County. In February, and again in June, thieves smashed car windows at the LA Fitness at the LA Fitness in the Gulf Coast Town Center in Fort Myers, getting away with almost $2,000 worth of purses, credit cards and other items.

Gym member John Foiles said Tuesday that he makes sure not to leave any valuables in his car when he works out.

A manager at the LA Fitness told Fox 4 that they do recommend that their clients use the lockers provided at the gym, and that they are talking to their corporate office about the possibility of installing surveillance cameras for the parking lot.