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Thieves take $11,000 in Victoria's Secret bras

Original post made on Nov 1, 2012

Shoplifters struck it big on Halloween after walking out of Victoria's Secret with 180 bras valued at $11,000, Palo Alto police said Thursday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 1, 2012, 4:03 PM

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Posted by No-Surveillance--No-Sympathy
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Perhaps this is news..but it seems more like surreal comedy. But if Stanford Shopping Center management, and the individual retailers can't putchase surveillance equipment--then they deserve what they get.

Probably should start watching Craig's List for an announcement about a good deal on women's underware.

Will be interesting to see if anyoe in the Victoria's store gets a bonus this Christmas.



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Posted by anon
a resident of South of Midtown
on Nov 1, 2012 at 4:35 pm

$61 per bra is ridiculous! Who are the real thieves here?


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Posted by Manzeer
a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 1, 2012 at 4:42 pm

They never look as good as they do on the models. Save your money gals.


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Posted by Outside Observer
a resident of another community
on Nov 1, 2012 at 6:29 pm

@anon,

No thieves, just fools parting with their money.


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Posted by Ducatigirl
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 1, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Of course the bras look better on the models. The models have implants, real women usually do not!


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Posted by Nora Charles
a resident of Stanford
on Nov 1, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I think I remember reading about the same thing happening a few years ago there-maybe the same thieves?


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Posted by Who's DOING WHAT?
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 1, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Wow they lost $ 11,000 in merchandise. What about the slave labors they pay only 4 cents an hour to sew their merchandise. Goggle it yourself "Victoria Secret & Slave Labor". Who's the real thieves?


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Posted by MV Resident
a resident of Mountain View
on Nov 2, 2012 at 9:09 am

@Ducatigirl:

Unless you're in SoCal.


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Posted by moi
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 2, 2012 at 11:07 am

Never having been a girlie girl myself, I am disgusted by this: People spend $61.11 for a bra? This culture's priorities are upside down. Whenever I see someone holding a Victoria's Secret shopping bag, I see someone who has been bamboozled.


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Posted by tomytwotone
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 2, 2012 at 11:09 am

You mean $11.000 retail value. In reality $200 worth of merchandise lost.
String them together and someones got a nice sling shot.


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Posted by VS Enthusiast
a resident of Crescent Park
on Nov 2, 2012 at 11:39 am

Wonderful Stanford Mall Leadership....the public would prefer that you place video surveillance in the parking areas and the stores rather than fill the planter boxes for the next year....


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Posted by Classics from 40 years ago
a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Nov 2, 2012 at 11:50 am

"Wrap? No, thanks, I'll eat them here...."

Ah, the classics (from 6th grade.)


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Posted by moi
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm

To the Editor:

Thank you for cleaning up the comments. I'm relieved to see they have gone poof.


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Posted by Outside Observer
a resident of another community
on Nov 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm

>>"Whenever I see someone holding a Victoria's Secret shopping bag, I see someone who has been bamboozled."

Absolutely!

And the same is true for those who bought 7-figure Eichlers and $3000 bicycles.