Look at bra thief's loot

The lingerie outside the management office of a condo in Penang. Less than 10 per cent has been claimed. The items are now kept in the office, in the hope that shy owners will claim them.
The lingerie outside the management office of a condo in Penang. Less than 10 per cent has been claimed. The items are now kept in the office, in the hope that shy owners will claim them. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

GEORGE TOWN • Residents of two blocks of condominiums near Jalan Masjid Negeri where a man allegedly stole more than 1,000 undergarments have until the end of next week to reclaim the items.

A management committee member said the lingerie, which was previously displayed outside the management office, was taken down last Friday and kept in six boxes in the office.

He said victims who were previously too shy to claim their stolen lingerie when they were hung out on display might do so now. Less than 10 per cent of the items has been claimed so far.

It was earlier reported that a 32-year-old man, who lived alone in a rented room at a unit in one of the blocks, was spotted stealing a bra by a security guard. The guard followed him back to his unit, where the loot was found.

Also found in his room were broomstick handles, long staves, extendable poles and wire clothes hangers reshaped into hooks, which he was believed to have used to reach into the condo units and steal the objects of his desire.

The management committee decided not to lodge a police report against the culprit on humanitarian grounds, saying that the man was young and should be given a second chance.

It has been reported that the management committee will hold a meeting to decide what to do with the items that were not claimed - whether to donate them to charity organisations or pass them to non-governmental organisations.

THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 08, 2015, with the headline 'Look at bra thief's loot'. Print Edition | Subscribe