In all seriousness, and before we even begin here, we need to state very firmly that this is an extremely serious string of incidents that represents a gross invasion of privacy, a sexually-motivated crime, and has the adverse effect of making women feel unsafe in their own homes. All of which is very, very much not on.
Victorian Police are on the hunt for a serial underwear thief, who has allegedly been operating in and around Richmond since Boxing Day.
The man, caught on CCTV footage, is believed to be between 20 and 30 years old, and has stolen at least 20 pairs of underwear off of apartment balconies – which, unless they’re all ground-floor apartments, is some batshit crazy Spider Man-like behaviour.
One victim in particular has had as many as 18 pairs of her underwear stolen from her balcony in the past week alone.
Police have released CCTV footage in the hopes of identifying the brazen lunatic.
Police release CCTV after several Richmond apartment residents reported over 20 pairs of underwear being stolen. https://t.co/BiCIVXhSjn
— 7 News Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) February 1, 2016
If you’ve got any information pertaining to this scumbag, police are urging you to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
WHO EVEN DOES THIS, FFS.