Items stolen from Fitness First gym locker leaves woman vulnerable

Items stolen from Fitness First gym locker leaves woman vulnerable

A BASINGSTOKE lady has been devastated after her valuables had been stolen from a locker whereas she was figuring out in a gymnasium in Chineham.

Laura Macdonald, 50, mentioned her pockets, cellphone and keys had been stolen from a locker contained in the Fitness First gymnasium on Stag Oak Lane.

She was attending a physique stability class from 6pm to 7pm on September 26 when her gadgets had been stolen from a secure supplied by the gymnasium.

Laura mentioned she was left pissed off and weak because the theft occurred at a gymnasium the place she has been going for practically 10 years.

“More than the lack of gadgets, it’s the entire scenario and the way it was handled that’s irritating,” Laura mentioned.

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“I do know there’s a Fitness First coverage that they aren’t chargeable for loss and that’s effective. But then they’ve to ensure that they are going to have some measurements in place that may stop unauthorised entry.

“All gymnasium members have private bodily locks with a four-digit code. When I returned after the category, my secure was left open and all of the gadgets had been stolen.”

Among the misplaced gadgets had been her gymnasium bag, automobile and home keys, her cellphone and an costly pockets with quite a few financial institution and ID playing cards.

Laura mentioned she instantly blocked her playing cards as a result of they had been utilized by the thieves, and acquired a brand new lock and key for her home.

“I purchased a wheel lock as a result of these individuals nonetheless have my automobile keys. I’ve to lock my automobile with the wheel lock now each evening now.

“My gymnasium bag was present in one other completely different place, which was very uncommon. But all of the gadgets had been gone. I’m simply within the strategy of getting all of the playing cards again, go to the financial institution and reporting to the police. But the police most likely gained’t become involved anyway as a result of they get this on a regular basis. So, it is not a lot you are able to do.”

The Gazette contacted Fitness First for a remark, however the agency didn’t reply.

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The clause 51 of Fitness First’s coverage says the corporate “won’t be held chargeable for the loss/theft of any locker contents”.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesperson mentioned: “We had been referred to as on Monday, September 26, to a report of a theft on the Fitness First gymnasium on Stag Oak Lane in Chineham.

“It was reported {that a} cellphone, purse and keys had been stolen from a locker. Anyone with data is requested to contact 101, quoting 44220392588.”

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