Thieves hit multiple cars at Shawnee gym - KCTV5

Thieves hit multiple cars at Shawnee gym

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SHAWNEE, KS (KCTV) -

Shawnee police are issuing an alert after a number of cars were broken into at a local gym.

"It's a shame. You come out here for a workout, the last thing you expect to have happen is someone breaks into your car. That's unfortunate," gym-goer Markus Valovalo said.

Cars were broken into just outside Shawnee's 24 Hour Fitness at least five times overnight Thursday into Friday. It's not sitting well with gym-goers, especially so close to Christmas.

"That's not just going to ruin your day, that's going to ruin the season when you see someone has kicked in one of your windows or something," Valovalo said.

Shawnee police say the thieves busted out car windows and stole purses and wallets.

Roshan Lal had it happen to him a year ago while he was at the gym.

"Last time it was my fault. I put my phone on the top so they can see," Lal said.

Police offer these tips to avoid car break-ins:

  • Park in well-lit busy areas
  • Keep your valuables out of sight, place them in your trunk before you reach your destination
  • Don't forget to lock up

Police can't find the crooks because the break-ins happened outside of the view of surveillance cameras.

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