SCOTTSDALE, AZ — A man allegedly responsible for seven vehicle thefts at Scottsdale and Gilbert gym lots has been arrested.
Scottsdale police report that on April 30 they arrested Joshua Alan Tracey, 37, at the Fry's Grocery Store near 30th Street and Thomas Road.
Tracey is accused of stealing cash and credit cards from multiple vehicles parked at gyms in Scottsdale and Gilbert. Since March, Tracey has burglarized seven cars, taking over $6,700 in cash and merchandise. He also allegedly used his victim's credit cards to purchase or attempt to purchase nearly $13,000 worth of products, mostly gift cards.
Police say surveillance video showed the same suspect vehicle was involved in several of the crimes. They tracked that car to Tracey and placed a GPS tracker on his Toyota Scion.
On April 30, they watched as Tracey allegedly broke into a vehicle parked at a gym near Tatum and Shea boulevards. He then went directly to the Fry's store where he used the stolen credit cards to buy $500 in gift cards.
Police arrested Tracey outside the Fry's.
When searching his motel room police allegedly found a window punch and items belonging to several victims.
Tracey has been charged with multiple counts of burglary, theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.