By Maria Rocha-Buschel
Police arrested a woman for an alleged theft from the NoMad SoulCycle location at 12 West 27th Street earlier this month. Police said that 32-year-old Lauren Woods stole cash and prescription pills from lockers inside the locker room on three different dates between July 24 and August 17.
According to the district attorney’s office, Woods could be seen on surveillance video entering the gym’s locker room on Tuesday, July 24 around 6:50 a.m. while carrying a pink shopping bag. Police said that she could be seen on the video opening a locker and removing multiple items from a bag, putting the items in her shopping bag and leaving the locker room. The woman whose bag Woods allegedly stole from in this incident told police that two bottles of Adderall were missing from her bag.
The DA’s office said that Woods could be seen on surveillance video again on Monday, August 13 at 6:45 a.m. with a pink shopping bag and allegedly went into a locker and removed cash. The second victim told police that $180 in cash was missing from her bag when she went to check on it.
Police said that Woods went through two different lockers when she was at the gym on Friday, August 17 around 7 a.m. Woods allegedly took cash from both of these lockers, with one of the victims reporting that $31 in cash had been taken and another victim reporting that $465 in cash was missing.
Woods was stopped later that day when she was trying to leave the location and was allegedly in possession of the stolen items, including some of the Adderall that went missing from a locker at the gym previously. Police also reportedly took $487 in cash from the suspect. Woods was charged with petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
An attorney for Woods could not be reached for comment. A manager at the NoMad SoulCycle location said that she and other employees are not authorized to comment on such incidents, and a representative for the company did not respond to additional requests for comment.