UPDATE: Wilkes-Barre Township police released surveillance video of the theft on April 21. The video shows two females police identify as suspects.
WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP -- Police say thieves have hit the Victoria's Secret store at the Wyoming Valley Mall four times since the start of the year. The most recent theft happened Tuesday. Now police need help to find out who's responsible.
Police are investigating what could be a black market bra-looting operation happening at Victoria's Secret inside the Wyoming Valley Mall.
Most recently, police say a store employee reported someone stole 25 bras worth a total of almost $1,300. That works out to about $50 a bra.
"That's crazy! Nobody needs that many bras," said Nicole Anderson.
Wilkes-Barre Township police say the store has been hit by thieves three other times this year. Since January, almost $8,000 worth of women's undergarments have been stolen from the high-end lingerie store.
"How do they not notice that?" asked Anderson.
"I think it's crazy! I don't know what they'd be doing with them or why they would even want to or if they're selling them on the black market, if there is such a thing for bras? I have no clue," said Lynne Pyskoty of Wilkes-Barre.
"Somebody's going to be having a great time! Either that or somebody's husband is really sorry and they need to buy their wife a lot of lingerie," said George Martin of Scranton.
Police say they don't yet have any leads and also don't have a description, but folks we've talked to say Victoria's Secret should do more to improve security.
"Maybe more employees at the door?" Anderson added.
"Since it's happened so often, you'd think they'd be more prepared," said Pyskoty.
Wilkes-Barre Township police say they're not sure if all the thefts are connected.
Newswatch 16 called Victoria's Secret corporate headquarters to ask if it is doing anything to increase its security at the store in the Wyoming Valley Mall, but we haven't heard back.