Shoplifters Take $20,000 Worth Of Bras And Panties From Victoria’s Secret

victorias_secretIt took them three shoplifting trips, but a pair of real-life underpants gnomes took $20,000 worth of bras and panties from a Florida Victoria’s Secret store. In surveillance video, you can watch two twentysomething men shove merchandise into a bag from another store and their pockets, apparently unnoticed by store employees.

The thieves hit the Victoria’s Secret store at the Sawgrass Mills Mall in Sunrise, Florida three times: a Saturday and two Fridays during the busy holiday shopping season. Fistfuls of underthings really add up, and the pair took $11,000 worth of merchandise during one trip to the store.

Sure, we can fill this post with “panty raid” and “underpants gnomes” jokes, but that doesn’t change how shoplifting for profit is a big business and source of losses for retail businesses. The police released this footage to help find the thieves–if you recognize these guys, give them a call at (954) 493-TIPS.

Panty Thieves Strike Victoria’s Secret In Sunrise [CBS Miami]

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  1. SuperSpeedBump says:

    $20,000… that number seems a bit high when you consider just how many panties will be given away for free, or included in a buy 1 get 1 deal.