Manhattan underwear bandit stealing women’s laundry

Posted: 10:54 PM, Apr 04, 2013
Updated: 2013-04-04 22:54:19-04

Police are looking for a Kips Bay underwear thief who is systematically checking dryers for the sole purpose of finding women’s panties.

In surveillance footage the man can be seen rifling through the dry clothes of unsuspecting residents of the Manhattan building.  He leaves the towels, pants, and shirts — but was caught on video stealing a woman’s underwear.


Elisabeth Santana, who found some items missing in her laundry, asked the superintendent to show her the surveillance video to find the thief.  When she saw his pattern she was disgusted, “I was completely grossed out” she told NBC. “The fact that it happened in my building, I felt unsafe and violated.”

Police are asking people to keep an eye on their laundry and an eye out for this panty-stealing pervert.