SPOKANE, Wash. --- The Spokane Police Patrol Anti-Crime Team arrested two men who were caught breaking into several cars and using stolen credit cards. This case is a reminder, to not leave personal belongings in your car when you go shopping or into the gym.
Police say gyms are often targeted by criminals. This case is a good reminder not to leave anything in your car while you workout or shop.— Lindsay Nadrich (@KREMLindsay) November 21, 2016
Court documents said these two suspects targeted cars parked at two separate gyms. Spokane Police said gyms are often targeted by criminals because they know you will be away from your car long enough to break in. That is why this case is a good reminder not to leave anything in your car during the holiday season.
In this case, officers noticed two men hunkered down in a car outside the Muv Fitness parking lot off of Sprague. The men were later identified as Steven Reedy and Anthony Rogers.
Officers said it was obvious both men were trying to conceal their identities. Officers notified the Spokane Patrol Anti-Crime Team about the men. Court documents said the PACT team followed the two men as they drove up and down Sprague into the parking lots of both Planet Fitness and Auto Zone.
Documents reveal the men broke into cars at both Planet Fitness and Muv. After the break-ins at Muv, the PACT team followed the two to Maverick, off of Sprague, where they used a stolen credit card to buy gas.
Steven Reedy & Anthony Rogers were arrested by SPD's Patrol Anti-Crime Team yesterday. pic.twitter.com/BMs50tRW8g— Lindsay Nadrich (@KREMLindsay) November 21, 2016
When officers approached them, one of the men tried to run away and threw several credit cards and stolen licenses on the ground. Both of the men were arrested by the PACT team. The two men have criminal histories and can now add theft and identify theft to their list of charges.