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Pile of Panties Leads to Shoplifting Arrest

Four Albany residents were arrested Friday after they were caught with thousands of dollars worth of lingerie and underwear that had been stolen from a local store, a shoplifting case that police are concerned will be more prevalent as state law changes.

The group stole more than $3,000 worth of merchandise from the Victoria’s Secret store in Aviation Mall on Friday afternoon, and State Police located the vehicle they drove as it left the mall parking lot moments later, authorities said.

All four were charged with felony counts of criminal possession of stolen property and misdemeanor conspiracy, and police said they believe they will see more shoplifting going forward as state bail laws change. They were identified as… The Post*Star

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