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8/15/2014 6:00:00 AM
Lingerie thieves strike again

Scott Orr
The Daily Courier

PRESCOTT - A tip from Phoenix Police that an organized ring of thieves might be working the Gateway Mall came too late for the Victoria's Secret store, which last Friday was hit again by a shoplifter who got away with nearly $1,900 worth of high-end brassieres.

In late June, the store reported several shoplifting incidents that resulted in the loss of about 40 bras and 20 pairs of underwear, valued at about $2,700. The manager called police when a store inventory showed that the merchandise had been stolen.

The police report on that incident said the manager had rearranged the display racks from which the lingerie had been taken to make them more visible to store employees.

But it apparently didn't help, because on Aug. 8, two drawers that were normally full of bras were found empty.

The manager told a Prescott Police officer that she had received a phone call about 6:30 p.m. from a man who identified himself as a Phoenix Police detective. He told her "he was tracking an organized retail crime group from Phoenix, and one of the cars he was monitoring was in the Gateway Mall parking lot," the report said.

The detective gave her a suspect description and asked if anything had been stolen, the report said. The manager discovered the empty drawers and an employee said she remembered seeing a person matching the description about 4:40 p.m.

Prescott Police Lt. Ken Morley said the tip call from police was legitimate, if a little unusual.

"I'm not sure why they didn't call us," he said. "Usually, they'd be in communication with us." He speculated that the Phoenix officers didn't want to waste Prescott PD's time if their information was wrong.

The manager told police 37 bras worth $1,898 were taken.

Follow Scott Orr on Twitter @AZNewsguy.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Article comment by: Jack May

@ Jack May and me again. Please read my post again before you say that I "have a conspiratorial bent". You need to comprehend what you read before you make accusations, because after you put your accusations on paper, you look foolish.

Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Article comment by: @ Jack May and me again

To the few of you who have some doubt about this story, I suggest you Google: victoria’s secret arrest phoenix.

It will return a number of news stories covering the arrest an organized ring of five family members accused of shoplifting lingerie and other clothes.

Here’s a couple experts from one of the stories: Five members of a Phoenix-area family are accused of stealing more than $15,000 worth of lingerie and other clothing from retail stores, and authorities said the group also might have shoplifted in northern Arizona.

Some of the lingerie and other stolen items were traded for drugs, while others were sold at yard sales, Phoenix police said Monday.

Detectives said the same suspects are accused of shoplifting from Victoria's Secret stores in Flagstaff and Prescott, and those agencies are conducting their own investigations.

It never ceases to amaze me how many posters have a conspiratorial bent on so many news stories. They prefer complex mysteries over simple truths, and so they find mystery where none exists.

Stay away from the light...

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014
Article comment by: me again

Something doesn't sound right with this story.

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014
Article comment by: Jack May

How in the heck can some one steal 37 Bras? It must have taken a group of thiefs to pull off this caper. If so I cannot see how store employees could not have noticed. Another scenerio might be an inside job. Sounds to me like a ceiling mounted security camera should be pointed directly at the bra counter from now on.

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014
Article comment by: Joe Justice

This is definitely an "uplifting" story. I also "support" the effort to nab these guy.

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