A teenage boy wearing a wig and feminine attire has targeted 5 Metro Atlanta gyms to steal credit cards, identifications and even a truck.
Police say Tarquinnious Mack, 17, is wanted on multiple charges including robbery and auto theft. He has targeted gyms in Holly Springs, Cobb, Gwinnett, Forsyth and Cherokee counties.
Mack and a crew of similarly dressed individuals target gyms after the holidays - when most people are working on their New Year's resolutions.
According to Channel 2's Sophia Choi, Mack has committed robberies in Atlanta since November 2019. Police know he lives in Atlanta, but they are having trouble catching up to him and his crew.
"He's been very active the last few weeks," Covington police capt. Ken Malcolm told Choi.
Malcolm said Mack gains access to the gyms by telling staffers he lost his membership card. Once inside the locker rooms, he steals credit cards and IDs from lockers. At one location, he stole a credit card and went next door to Walmart where he used it to buy gift cards. He then left the scene in a stolen pickup truck.
After Choi tweeted her story about Mack on Wednesday, Donna Liggins tweeted that the "low life" stole her husband's truck from a gym in Forsyth County on Nov. 11. She said the vehicle was recovered on Dec. 11.
Police hope the public will call in with tips on Mack's location. In the meantime, police have advice for gyms and members to avoid becoming victims.
"The gymnasiums have to be vigilant in making sure that any individual that comes in is an actual member," Malcolm said.
Police also recommend gym members bring their own locks if they use a locker.