Police in Pennsylvania have identified two suspects accused of stealing $21,000 worth of Victoria’s Secret underwear last month.
Lower Allen Township police said Aida Melcado, 18, and a minor identified as ‘BC’ were behind the theft of 2,000 pairs of underwear from the Victoria’s Secret store at the Capital City Mall near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on April 7.
Authorities said Melcado and BC were identified and arrested during a drug investigation in Virginia’s Fairfax County on April 18
Melcado and BC entered the Capital City Mall Victoria’s Secret at about 3 p.m. that day, police say. They were carrying two large, black shopping bags and talking on cell phones. They allegedly removed panties from a display table and drawers in the store, placing them in the bags. BC acted as a lookout while Melcado took the panties, police say.
The suspects took 375 hipster panties valued at $3,937.50, 375 cut thongs valued at $3,937.50, 1,000 thongs valued at $10,500, and 250 raw-cut hip-hugging panties valued at $2,625.00. The total loss to the store was $21,000, according to police.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Melcado, and juvenile charges have been filed against BC, police say.