MAP: Man busted for 17 robberies at Mesa gyms

Posted at 3:07 PM, Apr 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-21 01:34:59-04

Mesa police arrested a man responsible for 17 locker robberies at different Mesa fitness centers, but the suspect admitted to robbing 50. 

Court records show that from December 7, 2015 until March 29, 2016 Bryan Travis White cut the locks on 17 lockers at fitness centers in Mesa. He would grab cash and credit cards, which he used to buy nearly $6,000 in gift cards.

See a map below of the locations White targeted. 

Mesa police say the 31-year-old was arrested on April 7 after officers used surveillance video to identify him as the man using the stolen credit cards. 

White reportedly used bolt cutters to open 17 lockers at seven fitness centers in Mesa. Police say he stole 34 credit cards, two guns and cash. He used the stolen credit cards 17 times to buy gift cards. Between the gift cards and the cash, he took nearly $6,000. 

White says he sold one gun and the gift cards to support his addiction to methamphetamine.

White also allegedly told police that he committed about 50 locker cut burglaries at fitness centers.

He said he simply walked into different wearing head phones going right past the front desk and into the locker rooms. There he waited until he was alone, then used a bolt cutter to open the lockers.

White, who is already on probation, is now charged with 17 counts of burglary, 34 counts of credit card theft, trafficking in stolen property.