What to Know
The suspect allegedly committed 15 thefts from two New Hyde Park gyms over a one-year period
Police say he made off with cash, watches and jewelry worth more than $165,000
He was arrested Sunday on charges of grand larceny, possession of burglary tools and other crimes
A 55-year-old Bronx man using a fake name allegedly committed 17 thefts at two Long Island gyms over a one-year period, making off with more than $165,000 worth of cash, high-end watches and assorted jewelry, police said Monday.
Alberto Gil was arrested Sunday on charges including grand larceny, petit larceny and possession of burglary tools.
Police say he used a fake name to obtain membership at the two gyms -- Lifetime Fitness on Zeckendorf Boulevard in East Garden City and LA Fitness on Marcus Avenue in New Hyde Park -- and broke into victims' lockers from April 2016 through April 17.
Gil allegedly used a small instrument specifically designed to compromise the locks at both of the gyms. He's accused of breaking into 15 at Lifetime Fitness and two at LA Fitness.
Attorney information wasn't immediately available.