Planet Fitness is a crime den • Brooklyn Paper

Planet Fitness is a crime den

Planet pilfer

Does a membership to the Duffield Street Planet Fitness come with locker insurance? Yet another person has lost his wallet at the sketchy gym downtown.

This time around, the physically active victim told cops that he finished his workout at around 3:45 pm on July 22, when he returned to his locker to find his wallet missing. The thief got $30 and a pair of credit cards. Cops said surveillance video is available of locker room entrances in the notorious gym between Willoughby and Fulton streets.


An opportunistic thief stole a video camera and hard drive from a Bergen Street building on July 23.

A tenant in the building told cops that he had left his keys in the door of the building between Smith and Hoyt streets at around 1 am. When he returned the next morning, he found the items, worth $1,150, missing. Cops checked a camera in the building, but it turned out to only be a decoy.


A thug on a Manhattan-bound C train clocked a woman in the face and stole her pocketbook on July 20, though a bystander managed to recover her bag.

The victim told cops she had her eyes closed as the train pulled into the Jay Street station at around 8:45 am when the jerk punched her in the face and snatched her bag. A bystander grabbed the thug, causing him to drop the purse — though he still escaped.

Rainbow warrior

A thief robbed a woman while she shopped in the Rainbow store on Fulton Street on July 23.

The victim told cops that she was browsing clothes in the plus-sized section of the store between Lawrence and Bridge streets when she noticed some creep following her at around 5 pm. The thief then managed to swipe her wallet from her purse, and took off running. She lost a credit card and an assortment of IDs.

Conned way

A thief swiped a purse left unattended in the Conway on Fulton Street on July 23.

The victim told cops that she was shopping in the department store between Hanover Place and Bond Street at around 6:30 pm when she forgot her purse. When she realized her mistake 30 minutes later, her bag, containing $80, two cellphones, and a credit card, was gone.


A thief swiped a woman’s purse while she partied at Bar Tabac on Smith Street on July 18.

The victim told cops that she placed her bag at her feet in the restaurant at Dean Street at around 10:30 pm. When she returned her attention to it an hour later, the bag, which contained an iPhone, $50, a dress, and an assortment of credit cards, was gone.

Vehicles valued

At least two rides were stolen within the confines of the 84th Precinct last week:

• A thief stole a 2001 Chevrolet Astro idling on Fourth Avenue on July 24.

The owner of the auto told cops he had stepped into a deli between Bergen and Dean streets and left the engine on but the doors locked at around 3:45 pm. When he returned five minutes later, his ride was gone.

• Someone stole a 2008 Suzuki parked on State Street on July 23.

The owner of the crotch rocket told cops he parked it between Smith and Hoyt streets at around 9 am. When he returned two hours later, it was gone.

— Stephen Brown

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