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Updated: 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 | Posted: 2:31 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
SEWICKLEY, Pa. —
Police are investigating two thefts in the past three weeks at the Sewickley Valley YMCA.
Investigators said the first theft occurred two weeks ago when a woman's wallet, containing $80 in cash and a $25 gift card, was taken. The wallet was not locked up when it was taken.
"I do take precautions, but I'm probably a little more loose with it than I should be," said YMCA member Jamie Chappell.
Another member reported a theft on Sunday after a key to a lock box was taken out of his jacket pocket as he was swimming with his kids.
The member reported his wallet, keys, and cellphone all missing from his lock box. Though the wallet was returned, $300 was missing from it.
"They do have a system where you can put your keys in a little locker and you take the key, lock it and pin it on your clothes. So I usually use that," Chappell said.
The YMCA is working with Sewickley police on the investigation and reminds members to be mindful of their possessions while they are at the facility.
Members were alarmed when hearing of the thefts, and said they know they have to be careful.
"I am a little surprised by it because most people that go here are nice people that I've met, and you recognize a lot of people from the community," Chappell said.
Anyone with information on the thefts is asked to notify Sewickley police.
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