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Numerous police reports were lodged over the past year over bras and panties going missing in a neighbourhood in Klang.
Police solved the case of the missing undergarments yesterday when they found hundreds of bras and underwear hoarded in a 35-year-old man’s room in a house in Taman Sri Bahagia, Klang.
The garments were strewn all over his bed, dressing table and floor.
They believe the serial underwear thief ransacked over 50 houses in the neighbourhood to satisfy his bizarre fetish.
During the search of his house, police also found electrical items belonging to one of his neighbours.
Klang Selatan police chief ACP Kamarulzaman Mamat said police closed in on the man when his neighbour lodged a police report last Thursday that his house was broken into.
The neighbour told police that all his electrical equipment such as television, kettle and sewing machine worth about RM5,000 was missing when he returned home from work at about 10.30pm.
“Five days later, my men raided the suspect’s house in Jalan Temenggung 20 and seized the stolen items,” he said.
“The raiding team also seized the undergarments and with this, we believe we have solved all the missing underwear cases reported in the neigbourhood over the past year.”
Kamarulzaman said initial investigations showed no one else was involved in the theft.
“We are also investigating if he was involved in other break-ins and underwear theft in other areas in Klang,” he said.
The suspect from Perak will be remanded until Friday to facilitate investigations.