Arnold Rec Center Officials Warn Guests to Lock Their Lockers
There have been four recent thefts from unlocked lockers at the city's recreation center. One of the items stolen was a laptop computer.
Arnold Recreation Center officials are warning guests to lock their lockers while using the facility after four thefts were reported recently from unlocked lockers.
"We have cameras throughout the center, but we don't have them in the locker rooms," said Susie Boone, Arnold parks and recreation director.
Boone said an extra staff member has been placed downstairs by the locker rooms and that announcements are made every 15 minutes reminding guests not to place valuables in their lockers.
"Locks are available at the front desk for free to resident members and they are $2 for non-resident members," Boone said. "You can even bring your own lock if you want."
Here are the thefts as reported by the Arnold Police Department:
- On Wednesday, Feb. 13, wallets were reported stolen from a locker around 4 p.m.,
- On Thursday, Feb. 14, a laptop was reported stolen from a locker around 6:45 p.m.
- On Saturday, Feb. 23, a bag containing a wallet, cash and other items was reported stolen from a locker and a set of car keys was stolen from another locker. The incidents occurred between 10:50 a.m. and 11:45.
Arnold Police Det. Dan Gierer said his department has obtained video surveillance from the recreation center that shows footage of the two suspects who may have taken the laptop.
Gierer said both are male teens, and the shorter one has a large scar on his face. He said the department can't post photos or video of the suspects because they are juveniles.
Gierer added that it's tough to tell if the crimes are connected because they occurred in both the women's and men's locker rooms.