Lake Wales, Florida – On August 17, 2017 Lake Wales Police responded the Lake Wales YMCA, located at 1001 Burns Ave., in reference to a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, Officers met the victim who stated when he got to work he parked his vehicle on the northeast section of the parking lot and locked it. He stored his car keys in his lunch box and placed the lunchbox on a shelf inside the men’s locker room. The lunchbox was left unsecured. When he went outside to get into the vehicle at the end of the day, he noticed the vehicle was gone. He looked for the keys inside in the lunchbox they were gone also. There was a handgun in the vehicle at the time it was stolen. This vehicle theft occurred between the hours of 8:45am and 5:00pm.
The vehicle a 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, red in color, was recovered on August 18, 2017. It was recovered in the area of Lewis Griffin Rd and Grove Rd 3. The handgun that was stored in the vehicle has not been recovered at this time. Anyone with information should contact Lake Wales Police Department regarding this theft.