Former Colt reports theft at L.A. Fitness in Carmel

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Staff report

There is a thief somewhere in central Indiana who should be very nervous at the moment.

That’s because the car the thief decided to steal from belonged to a former Colts defensive tackle.

Currently a free agent, defensive tackle Eric Foster reported that someone stole a brown leather laptop bag from his vehicle while he was inside of the L.A. Fitness on Michigan Road in Carmel, according to a new release.

Inside the bag was an Apple MacBook laptop, a check book and a 2009 AFC Championship Ring, police said.

The victim is offering a $1,000 reward for the recovery of the ring, police said. At L.A. Fitness, at Michigan Road and 106th Street in Carmel, gym members have reported that personal items such as cash, wallets, iPhones and jewelry have been stolen in recent weeks from the men’s locker room.

L.A. Fitness has been trying to combat a rash of thefts in the past three months

Operations Manager Chris Brady said these issues could have been prevented if people had taken precautions.

“Over 90 percent of these problems can be avoided,” Brady said. “It’s about common sense.”

L.A. Fitness provides free lockers in its locker rooms – users need to bring only their own lock.

“You just need a $3 or $4 lock and all of your things will be safe,” Brady said.

Last year, L.A. Fitness also combatted a problem with car break-ins. Most of these happened when women left their purses and wallets in plain view, or in their trunk, which is a common place for thieves to find cash and credit cards.

“We have more than 2,000 people check into the gym every day,” Brady said. “You have to be careful.”


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