been at least two incidents a week."
A request for comment from the 24 Hour Fitness location was
transferred to the club's public-relations firm, Ketchum P.R. in San
Francisco, which released a statement.
"24 Hour Fitness regrets any loss of our members' personal
property and works closely with our internal loss prevention team and
local authorities to fully investigate any theft situation," the firm
Porters and club staff patrol locker rooms two to four times an
hour to maintain the rooms and watch for suspicious activity, the
The majority of the thefts occurred in the men's locker room, but
there have been some thefts from the women's locker room, Garcia
Mainly cash and credit cards are being stolen from lockers, Garcia
"Sometimes the thief will remove the credit card from the victim's
wallet and replace it with a different credit card," Garcia said.
Police and 24 Hour Fitness personnel recommend leaving valuables
"Theft could happen at any place where you leave your things,"