Wallets and purses have reportedly been stolen from cars parked outside of gyms in Hernando County
4:14 PM, Nov 15, 2013
4:15 PM, Nov 15, 2013
HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla -
A string of car break-ins at Hernando County gyms has Sheriff Al Nienhuis reminding the public to not leave valuablesinside their vehicles.
Over the last few days, Hernando County Deputies and Brooksville PoliceOfficers have responded to several vehicle burglaries at gyms and physicalfitness establishments.
Thieves are targeting items such as purses, wallets, and other valuable itemsthat are commonly left inside of a locked vehicle while at this typeof establishment.
Suspects are apparently breaking widows to get to the desired itemsthat are in plain view.
The Sheriff is recommending you take valuables inside the business with you andplace them in a locker rather than leave them inside the vehicle. If lockers are not available, take only your driver's license, cash and/or acredit card and carry these items on your person.
Another option, if carrying your purse or wallet is necessary, is to lock theitems in the trunk of the vehicle, the Sheriff added.