Ephrata Police are investigating two smash and grab thefts from vehicles at local fitness centers. During the morning hours of October 24, 2018, two gym-goers had their purses stolen from the interior of their locked vehicles while parked at fitness centers along Route 272 in Ephrata. Both purses were accessed by smashing a side window of the vehicle. The suspects reportedly cased the parking lot prior to the theft and may have been driving a dark colored SUV with tinted windows. A purse stored in plain view in locked vehicles is an easy target for thieves.