Panty bandit steals 50 pair of underwear from Victoria's Secret

by Ted Greenberg

At Victoria's Secret you can buy five pairs of panties for $25.

But police in Vineland, New Jersey say somebody pinched 50 pairs Monday without paying a thing.
Police have no suspects and there were apparently no witnesses.

It's the second time this year that the same store has been at the center of a probe into dozens of pilfered panties.

"I think that someone has a problem," said Liz Castro, of Vineland.

"Who'd want to take 50 pairs of underwear?" Castro asked.

"They must have a large family or they just like pink panties, I don't know," said Linda Davis, Of Millville.

A store employee told police the underwear heist happened between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The total value of the panties pilfered from a display rack was $700.

"It's crazy. I don't know why people do the things that they do," said Marc Hunter, of Bridgeton.

In March, 80 pairs were stolen.

No one was arrested.

"That's a shame, really, because the store is so open. It's there, Castro said.

It's unclear if the thefts are connected to similar incidents earlier this year at Victoria's Secret stores in North Jersey, Kentucky, New Hampshire and Tennessee.

The store has no surveillance cameras.

Calls to Victoria's Secret's corporate offices for comment were not returned.