Criminals targeted another victim who was inside Planet Fitness in Tega Cay, busting a passenger side window Monday evening to steal a woman’s purse and work bag, authorities said.
The 34-year-old woman was inside the gym for less than a half hour when she got an alert on her phone around 7:30 p.m. that someone was trying to use her credit cards at Harris Teeter. She rushed outside to find out why:
Someone had busted the window on her 2018 Hyundai Kona. Among the items taken from inside her car included a wallet, gift cards, credit and debit cards, her license, prescription eyeglasses and her work iPad, according to a York County sheriff’s report.
Luckily, the crook’s attempts to use the card did not work since charges of $510 and $508 were declined at the grocery store, located on Stockbridge Drive.
“Vehicle was not processed due to no processable surfaces,” a deputy wrote in the sheriff’s report. “Video from the gym was unavailable until a manager is on duty. I was able to view security cameras at Harris Teeter but no usable video due to subject constantly looking down and wearing a heavy jacket with the hood pulled up.”
The car break-in and theft came just eight days after another woman’s car was stolen while she was working out at the same gym at Crossroads Plaza. In that case, a Planet Fitness member had her car stolen Dec. 11 after the thief took her keys from a dressing room, according to a sheriff’s report.
The 59-year-old woman was working out at the gym when someone removed the keys from her coat and took off with her 2014 Hyundai Sonata. The next day, the woman’s car was found abandoned in Warren County, Georgia.
Staff at the Planet Fitness told deputies that there were no cameras outside of the establishment.