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Tinley Park man charged with theft from fitness center lockers

A Tinley Park man was charged Wednesday with stealing from lockers in a fitness center in southwest suburban Orland Park.

Ahmed M. Qreini, 23, of the 8600 block of Cranberry Court, was charged in Will County with three counts of burglary, three counts of unlawful use of a credit card, one count of continuing financial crimes, two counts of identity theft and one count of possession of a stolen firearm, according to a statement from Orland Park police. He was also charged in Cook County with two misdemeanor counts of theft, two felony counts of theft, one count of criminal trespass and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

He was seen entering and exiting the Lifetime Fitness locker rooms several times early in the morning on Feb. 12, police said. Shortly after, several reports came in that items had been taken out of lockers and gym bags.

He was found in possession of the stolen items, along with stolen items from previous locker thefts, at Smokey Top Tobacco in Tinley Park, authorities said. Found on him were a Rolex watch, an Audomeirs Piguet watch, several Lifetime Fitness locker keys, numerous wallets and credit cards, two iPhones, cocaine and a loaded handgun.

Further investigation revealed that he was using the stolen credit cards to buy large amounts of cigarettes and sell them to stores, police said.

His bond was set at $10,000 in Cook County and $100,000 in Will County, police said.