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Police Say These Guys Are Breaking Into Gym Lockers, Stealing Rolex, Patek Philippe Watches

Suspects #1, #2, and #3
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Suspects #1, #2, and #3 NYPD

There's a reason why gyms have those "we are not responsible for any lost or stolen items" signs—gym lockers can be an enticing target for thieves. The NYPD says a trio of burglars are stealing luxury watches from Manhattan gyms, and now the police want the public's help in finding the perps.

Here are the NYPD's descriptions of the seven grand larcenies; among the watch haul are Rolexes, Tag Heuers, a $24,300 Audemars Pigaet, and a $25,000 Patek Philippe.

Incident #1 (Midtown North Precinct): It was reported to police that on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at approximately 1639 hours, inside of 119 West 56th Street (Parker New York Hotel), the 43-year-old male placed his property in a locked gym locker. When the victim returned to the locker, he discovered the lock was removed and his Rolex watch and wedding band were missing, valued at $10,200.

Incident #2 (1st Precinct): It was reported to police that on Monday, May 7, 2018 at approximately 1800 hours, inside of 14 Wall Street (Equinox Gym), the 35-year-old victim and 31-year-old victim placed their property in the men's locker room. When they returned, they discovered their lockers were locked, but their property was missing. The 35-year-old victim was missing a Rolex watch, valued at $7,000. The 31-year-old victim was missing a TAG Heuer watch, valued at $1,750.

Incident #3 (Midtown North Precinct): It was reported to police that on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at approximately 1700 hours, inside of 700 Fifth Avenue (Peninsula New York Hotel), the 50-year-old victim placed his property in the men's locker room in a locked locker. When the victim returned to his locker, he discovered his Patek Philippe watch was missing, valued at $25,000.

Incident #4 (Midtown North Precinct): It was reported to police that on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at approximately 1815 hours, inside of the 700 Fifth Avenue (Peninsula New York Hotel), the 32-year-old victim placed his property in the men's locker room in a locked locker. When the victim returned to his locker, he discovered his Tag Heuer watch missing, valued at $2,700.

Incident #5 (Midtown North Precinct): It was reported to police that on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at approximately 1807 hours, inside of 119 West 56th Street (Parker New York Hotel), the 51-year-old victim placed his property in inside of a locked locker in the men's locker room. When the victim returned to his locker, he discovered his Rolex watch missing, valued at $8,000.

Incident #6 (13th Precinct): It was reported to police that on Monday, June 4, 2018 at approximately 1900 hours, inside of 270 Park Avenue (NY Health and Racquet Club), two male victims placed their items in separate locked lockers. When they returned, they discovered the locks missing from the locker. The 23-year-old and 29-year-old male victims discovered their Rolex watches were missing, total value $20,000.

Incident #7 (Midtown North Precinct): It was reported to police that on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at approximately 1715 hours, inside of 1633 Broadway (Equinox Gym), the 30-year-old victim placed his property inside of a locked locker in the men's locker room. When the victim returned, he discovered his locker was locked and his Audemars Piguet watch was missing, valued at $24,300.

A suspect, referred to the NYPD as suspect #1, who is allegedly involved in all three incidents was last seen wearing a multi-colored shirt. Suspect #2 was last sen wearing eyeglasses, a white button-down shirt, and khakis (he is linked to the incidents 1-4) while suspect #3, believed to be involved in incidents 5-7, was last seen wearing a black t-shirt. This video is of suspects #1 and #2, at the Parker Hotel:

Anyone with information in regard to the above incidents is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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