The $8,000 worth of bras were stolen from a Victoria's Secret in a Pennsylvania mall, according to CBS Philly. Apparently two men came into the Willow Grove Mall last Thursday morning with garbage bags and emptied out drawers full of bras.
It's hard not to laugh at a crime this incredibly blatant, but at the same time, it's not the first of its kind. Apparently bras are an easily stolen item. In 2012, $11,000 in bras were stolen in California. In North Carolina, $400,000 in bras were stolen from a plant.
As a one-off, they are pretty easy to steal. Just put one on under your shirt and hope the sensors don't go off. But these aren't women stealing one or two bras. These are massive amounts of things being stolen and resold. Of course the simple answer is because they are small and they are worth a lot of money.
Any woman who has ever spent any time in Victoria's Secret (or La Perla) has certainly experienced the massive sticker shock that comes from seeing two small bits of fabric sold for $75. And in my experience, finding my size (34DD) is a challenge and finding a cute bra in that size even more so.
I do wonder what size these men stole, too. If they were smart, they hung out in the B/C area where they could get a lot more bang for their buck. The average bra size in the United States is a 36C. If they stole that size, they should be pretty lucky in resale.
But hey. Stealing is wrong. Let's stop these bra thieves before it's too late.
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