DOCUMENT: Florida, Crime

Spanx Bandit On The Loose After JCPenney Heist

Popular body shapers boosted from Vero Beach store


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JCPenney Spanx Theft

DECEMBER 18--A Spanx Bandit is on the loose in Florida.

An unknown thief (or thieves) stole a whopping $4182 worth of the popular body shapers from a JCPenney in Vero Beach, according to an Indian River County Sheriff’s Office report.

The Spanx theft was reported Friday afternoon after a JCPenney employee noticed “the empty rack in the women’s undergarment section.” The worker noted that the Spanx stock had been there the prior evening.

A subsequent search of the store revealed that about 100 Spanx “were taken along with their plastic hangers.” The purloined undergarments--tan and black tops and bottoms--were from Spanx’s Assets Red Hot Label line, police reported.

A JCPenney store manager gave cops an itemized list of the boosted body shapers, but it appears the Spanx Bandit will escape unscathed. Due to a lack of witnesses, evidence, or store surveillance video, no further investigative activity could be undertaken by a sheriff’s deputy.

The grand theft case is currently listed as “Inactive” in sheriff’s records. (2 pages)