One man in Troy is now known as the "bikini bandit". Since the beginning of May, one man has stolen more than 17 bathing suits from one families backyard.

According to WTEN, this man has been on the move stealing bikinis since May. He even stole one as recent as this past Tuesday morning. Hidden security cameras have captured the mystery thief in the act, and now police need help finding him.

“This is very disturbing in what’s going on here in my own backyard,” Belschwinder said. “There’s kids in that neighborhood. If this person needs help he really needs to be caught and given the help he needs. We are asking the public for that assistance.”

Tthe bikini burglaries happen at a duplex the home owner shares with his parents, and sister. The swimsuits hang on the clothesline next to their hottub at night, and then they disappear. If arrested, this man will face petit larceny and trespassing charges.


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