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updated: 2/18/2014 7:39 PM

Thieves target South Barrington lingerie shop again

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A pair of thieves walked away from a Victoria's Secret store in South Barrington with about $2,300 worth of bras and panties last week, just months after thieves stole nearly $3,700 in lingerie from the same shop.

Police Chief Raymond Cordell said a pair of women worked together to pull off the heist at the store, located in the The Arboretum of South Barrington.

The theft happened Feb. 11 during the store's regular hours, Cordell said. He said the theft was similar to others carried out against the national chain.

"The actual method of the thefts are always the same no matter who does it," Cordell said. "They take all the stuff they can and walk out of the store with it as quickly as possible."

In the previous South Barrington thefts, which occurred Nov. 9 and Nov. 21, security camera footage showed one of the thieves distracting a store clerk while the other swiped bras. The estimated value of the bras stolen in those two thefts was $3,690.

Cordell said the South Barrington Police Department has been working with the store to try to put an end to the thefts.

"We are not at liberty to discuss the details, but they are taking action on it," he said. "We're hoping we'll be able to put an end to this, and I'm sure Victoria's Secret wants that too."

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