4 in custody accused of stealing valuables from Delco YMCA lockers

Paul Kurtz
October 10, 2019 - 9:19 am
Police in Haverford Township say they’ve arrested a team of thieves who stole items from gym lockers at the Haverford Area YMCA.

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HAVERTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Police in Haverford Township say they’ve arrested a team of thieves who stole items from gym lockers at the Haverford Area YMCA.  

Investigator say the four suspects were so determined to break into lockers, they brought along a bolt cutter to break the locks. 

According to police, they stole wallets and immediately went on a shopping spree, spending thousands at two nearby drugstores. 

The manager of one of those stores became suspicious and called the cops, who quickly arrived and arrested three men and a woman, all from the Washington/Baltimore area. They are each being held on a $250,000 bail. 

The incident has left some members rethinking the way they protect their valuables. Others are saying they leave nothing to chance.

"When I work out, I take all of my valuables with me. I don't leave them, or I don't bring any valuables to the gym," said one.

"I leave everything in my car and I lock my car. That's all I do," said another. "Listen, people are gonna do that no matter where you go. It's a shame."

The arrests come about two weeks after thefts were reported from a YMCA locker room in Upper Darby. Investigators are checking to see if there is a connection.