Blotter: Panty Bandit Strikes Kent, TV and Cash Thefts
All information is according to the Kent Police Department. It does not indicate conviction.
Women's underwear seems to be a hot target for thieves in Northeast Ohio lately.
A Kent woman told police that someone broke into her house in the 100 block of North Lincoln Street on Friday and stole between two and four pairs of womens' underwear that were valued at about $20.
In Strongsville, someone stole about 150 pairs of panties from a display table on June 23 at the mall's Victoria's Secret location, according to a police report. The panties are collectively valued at $1,362.
And about a week earlier, the Victoria's Secret at Summit Mall was also hit with a theft.
An employee told police a man came in seeking advice on which skirt to buy for his girlfriend. While he held up the skirt in the worker's face, two women began shoving panties and yoga pants into a bag.
A report states 40 articles valued at $769 were stolen. Police did not find any suspects.
TV, cash stolen
A resident in the 200 block of South River Street reported their TV was stolen Sunday. The TV is a Panasonic Viera, 42-inch plasma with remote valued at $700.
A resident in the 200 block of Prospect St. reported $600 in cash was stolen on Friday. The cash was in several hundred dollar bills and $50 and $20 dollar bills.
Nuisance party arrest
A Kent man has been arrested for holding a nuisance party.
Josip G. Sime, 23, of 308 University Drive, was arrested Friday at about 3 a.m. at his address on charges of a nuisance party, which is an unclassified misdemeanor.