Crime

$11,000 worth of Victoria’s Secret underwear stolen from Macon store

The Victoria’s Secret in Macon has been shedding lingerie.

Bras and panties worth $11,408 have gone missing from the store -- likely the work of thieves -- since early this month.

The day after Mother’s Day, a store worker called Bibb County sheriff’s deputies to report that an “unknown person” had taken $5,669 in undergarments the previous weekend and $5,739 more disappeared that weekend.

In the second theft, 92 pieces of what a deputy’s write-up described as “ladies wear” were taken from The Shoppes at River Crossing store.

“The items were in the chest drawer in the front of the store,” an incident report noted. “The expensive clothing wear was stolen ... (and) replaced with cheap brand in the same drawer.”

Since late last month, at least two shoplifting episodes have been reported there. On April 27, someone slipped out with $580 worth of Very Sexy Cheeky Panties, leaving what a sheriff’s report described as “a trail of panties behind them.”

Last Thursday, someone swiped 40 Dream Angels panties worth a reported $500.

Descriptions of the culprits in both incidents were vague at best.

A mall security officer told a sheriff’s deputy that he has on occasion seen an old silver Nissan parked outside the store, and that someone in it sits and stares inside.

On Monday, when a reporter spoke to a shop employee by phone and mentioned the thousands of dollars of reportedly stolen attire, the employee seemed surprised.

“Whaaaat?” she said, before adding, “We won’t be able to give any information out.”

To contact writer Joe Kovac Jr., call 744-4397.

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