Clients of a Midland Park gym weren’t only losing weight ― they were allegedly losing their personal belongings, too. On Tuesday, the gym’s owner was arrested and charged with stealing them.

Gregory Baiunco, who owns HitZone on Central Avenue, is facing four counts of theft and burglary after he allegedly went into clients’ cars while they were training, Midland Park Police Chief Michael Powderley said.

Police began investigating the matter after clients presented the department with video footage. The footage, which was shared with The Record and NorthJersey.com, appears to show Baiunco instructing clients to run up a hill adjacent to the gym before opening the vehicles and looking around inside.

Subsequent video footage taken inside the car shows Baiunco allegedly looking through the vehicles. It is not clear from the videos what was taken, if anything, from the car.

Powderley said further charges could be filed if more patrons come forward. Baiunco was released from custody pending a first court appearance scheduled for Feb. 24.

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This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: Midland Park NJ gym owner allegedly seen stealing from customer cars



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