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Police investigate reports of women’s underwear stolen from Phuket homes




Police in Phuket are looking for a suspect who residents say has been stealing women’s underwear. Surveillance camera footage from a resident’s home shows a teenager driving through a neighbourhood, then stopping and stealing ladies panties that were hanging up to dry.

One resident told Phuket News that numerous residents in Thalang’s Baan Lipon area have reported missing underwear.

“Recently neighbors have been reporting that many items of their underwear have been stolen. Many residents are worried about the man hovering around here trying to steal underwear.”

A man told the Phuket News that his wife’s underwear was stolen and he’s now worried about his family’s safety. Another resident says he’s also concerned.

“As a resident in this area, I am worried about the safety of the local residents. Underwear has been stolen, something else could happen as well.”

In a similar case back in October, a 46 year old man was arrested for allegedly breaking into homes in Ratchaburi and stealing women’s underwear. Police says they seized 70 pairs of panties.

SOURCE: Phuket News


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  1. Phuket Tony

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    I’m not what is more strange,… a person stealing underwear or a person actually informing authorities that your underwear is missing.. ?
    well hopefully the panty police will catch this bandit.. lol

  2. Panty Sniffer

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    I confess! I couldn’t help it.

  3. Anna

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 6:04 am

    Its illegal in Thailand to go outside without an underwear hence…..

  4. brian mc

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    i read the news from the previous case, so i’m already fully briefed.

    just leave plenty of well soiled pants for the thief then follow the smell.

  5. joe molinario

    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    In Thailand and generally Asia it is indecent for girls /woman to hang out underwear incl. sarongs to hang out to dry, no decent female is doing that, not even whores.
    It was practice in Japan to sell soiled underwear in vending machines. Japanese men you nix cutura

  6. brian patrick Harrington

    Monday, May 10, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    @Anna – how would they know if you are wearing panties or not

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