San Diego, CA – It takes all kinds to make a world, and apparently even criminals have their quirks. In a panty raid gone wild, thieves in San Diego, California stole 300 expensive pairs of ladies’ underwear from the glamorous lingerie store, Victoria’s Secret. According to police, the robbery took place at 4:45 pm Wednesday at the Horton Plaza Shopping Mall.
Two suspects were described as young Hispanic males between 18 and 25 years old. They were both between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-9, with thin to medium builds. One man was dressed in a black sweater and jeans, and the other wore a blue shirt and gray shorts.
Both of the men appeared to be quite calm and they went about their business quickly and efficiently. The pair never attracted any attention and store employees noticed nothing out of the ordinary about their behavior. Men often shop at Victoria’s Secret to buy a gift for their wife or girl friend, and a man in a lingerie store is no longer considered unusual.
After entering the store, one man quietly browsed the aisles before joining his partner at the underwear display. While one thief held a shopping bag open, his accomplice quickly shoveled about 300 pairs of high priced panties into the waiting bag.
The men quickly left the store, and the theft went undetected until later in the afternoon when employees noticed the display case was more than half empty.
Andra Brown, speaking for the San Diego Police Dept, gave a brief summary of the crime:
“They went up to a display of panties, it was about 10 feet inside the store. The one suspect with the bag opened it up and the second suspect came along and scooped in about 300 pairs of panties. The one suspect with the bag of stolen goods walked out of the store. The second suspect lingered for about 10 or 15 seconds to see if anyone was going to challenge him. No one did.”
The robbery was caught on Victoria’s Secret’s video surveillance cameras and police are using the images to try to identify and apprehend the suspects. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the SDPD at (619) 744-9500. If you live in San Diego and someone offers you a great deal on ladies’ underwear, you probably should decline the offer.