May 27, 2014
Several Eastside cities have seen a spike in locker room thefts in the past several weeks.
Gyms in Issaquah, Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond have all reported victims.
Thieves are targeting lockers by shimming or prying padlocks or combination locks and sifting through personal items to take cash. Some of the gym customers don’t even immediately realize they’ve been victimized, as their phones, wallets and other items weren’t stolen, and the thieves have put back the broken locks.
February 23, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 23, 2014
Since the beginning of 2014, Issaquah police officers have responded to 40 vehicle break-ins.
In many cases, owners had left their vehicles unlocked, according to a news release from the city.
Thieves can get into cars through unlocked doors or open windows, and then make off with valuables in only a few seconds.
Prime targets include shopping center parking lots, residential neighborhoods, parks and schools, because a prowler can hit many vehicles in a short time.