PARK SLOPE — Getting in shape for summer is costing some Park Slopers more than their muffin-tops.
Thieves have struck the New York Sports Club gym on Ninth Street and Fifth Avenue twice recently, according to police reports.
On June 8, a 45-year-old Park Slope man stowed his wallet in a locked locker while he went to work out. When he returned, the lock was intact, but his driver's license and Chase and Discover credit cards were missing. Bank representatives told the man his cards were used for $1,300 in purchases at Lowe's and Home Depot.
On June 21, a 39-year-old Park Slope man was in the middle of his workout at the same gym when he got a phone call from Wells Fargo about questionable charges on his credit cards. The man went back to his locker, which was still locked, and found his American Express, Wells Fargo and MasterCard credit cards missing from his wallet. The cards were used to make purchases at a Hess gas station on Fourth Avenue and at Lowe's.
Other notable crimes in this week's blotter at the 78th Precinct included the following, with details from police reports:
• A 22-year-old man was arrested June 22 after he allegedly choked his mother during a fight about "cleaning the apartment." Police arrested Jonathan Rodriguez after a verbal fight with his 46-year-old mother escalated into a physical confrontation at their apartment on Third Avenue and Warren Street.
• A 34-year-old woman was talking on her iPhone as she walked down Sixth Avenue near First Street on June 18 about 8 p.m. when a thief grabbed the device and ran away.
• A 43-year-old Department of Sanitation worker from Staten Island told cops he had $1,550 in cash stolen from his locker while he was at work. The theft happened about 5:50 a.m. on June 20 at a Department of Sanitation facility on Hamilton Avenue and 14th Street.
• An electric bike worth $2,100 was stolen from in front of Nahm Thai restaurant on Fifth Avenue and Berkeley Place on June 14.
• A laptop computer was stolen from a car parked on President Street and Fourth Avenue on June 21. The car's owner said she parked the vehicle about 10:30 p.m. Friday night and returned the next morning to find a rock thrown through a window and the laptop missing.
• An employee at the Target at 139 Flatbush Ave. accidentally left a bag containing her iPhone, driver's license and Visa card in the store's employee bathroom on June 22. The 46-year-old employee returned five minutes later to find her belongings gone.
• A female thief allegedly stole a box of coins from an apartment on Carroll Street and Eighth Avenue on June 23 at about 1:15 a.m. The thief let herself in the apartment's front door with a key that was hidden in a sneaker outside the residence.
The apartment's 42-year-old resident told cops he heard a noise and asked, "Who's there?" To which the woman replied, "Gail." The resident escorted the woman out of the building, not realizing she had just stolen property from his apartment.