Calgary, AB,

Vehicle thefts from yoga studios

Going to yoga should be a relaxing experience, but for a number of attendees at studios around the city, that feeling quickly vanished when they discovered that their vehicles had been stolen from outside the studios.

 “The first incident was reported to us in January and there have been more than five other occurrences reported to us since then,” said Acting Staff Sergeant Darwin Pearce. “What we’re typically seeing is that keys and wallets are being taken from lockers or jacket pockets while attendees are in a class. The keys are then used to steal cars and stolen credit cards are being used to make fraudulent purchases.”

 The thefts have taken place in the southeast, southwest, and northwest quadrants of the city and police are encouraging anyone who has been the victim of a similar crime to report it so that we can investigate.

 At this time, there are no suspect descriptions available.

 “We recommend citizens ensure their keys and wallets are stored securely or to take these items with them into classes,” added Acting Staff Sergeant Darwin Pearce. “Yoga studios are also encouraged to ensure anyone accessing their facilities has signed in and to consider checking IDs.”

 Anyone with information about these thefts is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods.

 TALK: 1-800-222-8477
APP: P3 Tips

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