Burglars target cars outside gym in Hoover


WARNING TO GYM RATS TRYING TO GET FIT THIS NEW YEAR, BURGLARS ARE TARGETING GYM PARKING LOTS. WVTM 13’S MARLEI MARTINEZ HAS THE STORY. MARLEI: A NEW YEAR, A NEW YOU, AND A NEW HEADACHE FOR SOME. BURGLARS ON THE PROWL OUTSIDE A LOCAL GYM, SMASHING AND GRABBING WHILE YOU’RE RUNNING ACCORDING TO ORANGE THEORY AND HOOVER POLICE, BURGLARS HAVE BROKEN INTO CARS OUTSIDE THE INVERNESS GYM.>>IF THEY LOOK IN AND SEE SOMETHING THAT THEY MIGHT WANT, THE PURSE, CHANGE, A PAIR OF SUNGLASSES, AND THAT’S HOW THEY GET IN. MARLEI: TWICE THIS HOLIDAY AND NEW YEAR SEASON, BURGLARS TARGETTING THE EARLY MORNING GYM CLASS BEFORE THE SUN EVEN RISES.>>JUST CONSIDER YOU HAVE TO KIND OF GET IN THE MIND OF A CRIMINAL. AND IF THEY’RE JUST TROLLING THE PARKING LOT, THEY DON’T WANT TO GET CAUGHT. MARLEI: IT MAY BE OBVIOUS, BUT SOME REMINDERS THIS NEW YEAR FOR NEW GYM-GOERS.>>INSTEAD OF LEAVING STUFF IN YOUR CAR, TAKE A LOCK WITH YOU AND USE ONE OF THE GYM LOCKERS. IF YOU DON’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, HIDE IT IN THE TRUNK. MARLEI: AND WHILE YOU TRACK YOUR HEARTBEAT, OFFICERS SAY YOU MAY AS WELL KEEP A TRACK OF YOUR RECORDS TOO.>>IF YOU DON’T HAVE YOUR SERIAL NUMBERS WRITTEN DOWN FOR ALL OF YOUR ELECTRONICS, IPHONE, IPAD, FIREARMS, IF YOU DON’T THAT STUFF WRITTEN DOWN, IT’S LIKE INSURANCE. YOU DON’T NEED IT UNTIL YOU NEED IT. MARLEI: A MANAGER AT ORANGE THEORY TELLS ME SINCE THE CAR BREAK-INS, THEY’VE PUT UP A SIGN IN THE STUDIO TO WARN CUSTOMERS. AND OFFICERS NOW PATROL THE AREA

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