The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man who stole keys off a key rack at the Potter Park YMCA to unlock vehicles and steal the victim’s belongings.
Detectives arrested Peter Strohminger, DOB 9/27/88, 5518 Eastwind Drive, Sarasota, for incidents on June 4th and June 6th. Each time Strohminger checked in at the front desk, but instead of working out he walked to the weight room key rack, took a set of keys and headed outside. In the first instance he broke into a car and stole several items out of the victim’s purse. In the second instance he took another set of keys and approached the vehicle but was caught by the victim and a supervisor from the YMCA.
Strohminger is charged with two counts of Petit Theft, one count of Burglary and one count of Attempted Burglary. At the time of his arrest Strohminger was out of jail on bond following his arrest in February on five cases of dealing in stolen property and providing false ownership information to a pawn dealer. He has already been released on bond on yesterday’s charges.
The sheriff's office strongly recommends that patrons of all local gyms retain possesion of their keys or properly secure them at all times.