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Stolen bras recovered, but no bust made

Posted October 9, 2009

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— Cumberland County detectives found a trailer full of stolen women's lingerie Thursday and connected it to a 2005 theft.

Thousands of stolen bras found Thousands of stolen bras found

A shipping trailer filled with 287 cartons of Maidenform brassieres was stolen from the company's Fayetteville plant four years ago. The merchandise was valued at about $400,000, authorities said.

Maidenform officials recently notified Cumberland County authorities that someone was trying to sell the stolen undergarments on the Craigslist Web site.

"Maidenform normally sells cartons to the retail stores, so when you have a private citizen that's selling cartons of the bras, that's going to send a red flag," said Detective Bobby Jeffers of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators were able to track the merchandise to a trailer – not the Maidenform shipping trailer – parked along Mabe Road, an undeveloped area near Parkton. They recovered 176 cartons of bras, Jeffers said.

Authorities are still trying to determine who is responsible for the theft and the subsequent attempt at selling the merchandise online.

Jeffers said authorities don't plan to prosecute anyone who bought one of the bras.

"When you buy things, even though they're stolen, (if you're) purchasing them in good faith, we're not going to hold people accountable," he said.

Anyone with information about the theft or online posting is asked to call the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500 or call in an anonymous tip to 910-484-8477.

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  • bomanicous Oct 9, 2009

    Is that their only means of support???

  • headlong Oct 9, 2009

    I thought the Headline was funny!!! Comments are GREAT!!!

    *LOL*

  • snshine62d Oct 9, 2009

    I wonder if they, felt, it was the wrong thing to do?

  • awomnsptofview Oct 9, 2009

    Wonder if they have any left in my size? Are they considered old and out of date? Maybe a bargain? ROFL

  • iamyeary Oct 9, 2009

    What? No Amber Alert? There was no support for the girls. Glad they've been found.

  • freddie cadetti 72 Oct 9, 2009

    Wean me off the story slowly, please!

  • freddie cadetti 72 Oct 9, 2009

    Jay Leno material, indeed! Please kep us abreast of the situation!

  • Kingfish Oct 9, 2009

    It must have been a couple of real boobs who stole those bras.

  • james27613 Oct 9, 2009

    An uplifting story indeed.

  • luvbailey Oct 9, 2009

    What a flapper of a story!

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