PENANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A man broke into four hostels in Simpang Ampat, south Seberang Prai, to steal female undergarments.
China Press reported that the break-ins happened in Taman Tambun Jaya and Taman Kasawari.
In the first incident, the man punched a woman staying in a hostel for Nepalese female workers in Taman Tambun Jaya before fleeing with several bras and panties hung on a clothesline.
The man then allegedly went next door and grabbed more undergarments before making his escape.
Two other similar cases were reported in Taman Kasawari, about 1.5km from Taman Tambun Jaya, on Saturday afternoon.
It was learnt that more than a dozen bras and panties were stolen.