Police look for suspects in rash of car burglaries near health clubs

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Updated: 12/07/2012 4:18 pm
Friday, Dec. 7 - Secret Witness is offering a reward for information leading to arrest in these burglaries. Please call 322-4900 with any information.



RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The Reno Police Department has seen a rash of vehicle burglaries in the parking lots of local area health clubs, and would like assistance in identifying the potential suspects.

The burglaries were first reported in August of this year, and since then, RPD has seen a total of 30 or more.

The burglaries usually happen during daytime hours, and usually target the parking lots of health clubs. Police say it looks like the suspects watch the parking lots, and after observing a patron exit their vehicle and enter the club, they smash out the window and grab purses or other valuables. The suspects immediately use the stolen cash or credit cards, prior to the victim even knowing they have a loss.

The targeted health clubs are throughout the city, and have included 24 Hr Fitness, Fitness Connection, Lakeridge Tennis Club, and the parking lot of High Sierra Lanes.

During the investigation, police have obtained several photographs of unidentified suspects using the victim's credit cards at local businesses, and would like assistance in identifying those responsible. It is unknown at this time if these suspects are responsible for the burglaries, but there is reason to believe they are involved in using the stolen items.

Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspect(s) should contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2115, Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword - SW


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