Man accused of stealing from gym locker

Byron Duncan accused of stealing, trying to sell $47,000 watch

Published On: Jun 29 2012 06:10:00 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 29 2012 06:43:11 PM CDT
Byron Duncan
HOUSTON -

Detectives are investigating several cases of theft from a gym in The Woodlands.

According to Montgomery County sheriff's deputies, surveillance cameras captured a man, who they identified as Byron Duncan, getting into a 2009 white Ford F-150 outside Villa Sports in The Woodlands.

Minutes earlier, Duncan was inside the gym, but instead of working out, deputies said Duncan was breaking into lockers in the men's dressing room.

"There's a combination lock that you plug in your own code. I don't know how you'd break into them," said one gym member.

But according to deputies, Duncan possibly watched guests enter their codes into their lockers. When left, Duncan entered the code number himself, investigators said.

Duncan has been accused of stealing a $47,000 watch from one locker and then trying to sell it at Hal Martin's Jewelers on Westheimer in Houston.

According to deputies, Duncan was spooked while waiting for an offer, left the watch behind and took off.

"They took my car keys, my house keys, and my wallet," said one gym member whose locker was burglarzed. "I keep them in a little locker near the front desk. People work out there and they can see anybody trying to get in there."

Montgomery County deputies are asking anyone who has seen Duncan to call them at 281-297-6510 or Crime Stoppers at 800-392-STOP.

According to deputies, Duncan is out on parole for tampering with a government document. Police said he gave the officer his brother's identifying information during a traffic stop.

About10 years ago, Duncan pleaded guilty to stealing a woman's purse and checks from another man in Harris County.