Panty Thieves Strike Victoria’s Secret In Sunrise
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SUNRISE (CBSMiami) – Sunrise police are trying to get to the bottom of the case of the purloined panties.
To do so, they need asking for the public’s help, releasing surveillance pictures Tuesday of two males who they say stole thousands of dollars in bras, panties and lingerie from the Victoria’s Secret store in the Sawgrass Mills mall.
The thefts took place on November 23rd, December 13th and 20th of last year.
The video is sexy, the crime is lucrative and watching it made some shoppers blush.
The entire crime, at least 20 minutes of surveillance video, at Victoria’s Secret in Sawgrass Mills was caught on tape.
Alberto Cyzaguirre, a shopper said, “Well it looks like it was an inside job. People laid out the store and they knew where the merchandise was so I believe that those people knew what they were doing.”
We showed random shoppers the revealing video that uncovers how the bold bandits tag-teamed to steal a lot of lingerie.
Hundreds of merchandise was taken right off the shelves. The thieves pocketed panties and bagged bras–a total value of $11,000.
Julie Freeman, a shopper said, “What?! Valentines is early.”
Cyzaguirre said, “It’s a lot of panties and bras indeed.”
The criminals spent plenty of time inside the store. They can be seen pausing and texting before grabbing more merchandise. Employees even walked by several times and don’t seem to notice.
Michelle Diamond, a shopper, said, “Uh, where are the employees is the first that comes to my mind.”
Police said the men shown in the video struck three times; once in November and twice back in December.
Police want the public to take notice at what the men are wearing in the video.
One thief is wearing a grey long sleeve sweatshirt with the word “OBEY” on the front. The other person is wearing a long sleeve black shirt with white stripes on the sleeve.
Police say the two men they are looking for appear to be between 18 and 30 years old.
Shocked shoppers hope the punishment fits the crime.
Cyzaguirre said, “I think they should make them wear what they stole and make them walk in a public place and explain to explain the loot.”
Sunrise Police is investigating the case and the charge will be Grand Theft. If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.