06/19/2013 04:28 EDT | Updated 08/19/2013 05:12 EDT

Panty Thief Charged In Dozens Of Thefts

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HURON EAST, Ont. - An investigation into missing underwear that spanned a dozen years has wrapped up with an arrest in southwestern Ontario.

Police say a thief partial to women's undergarments is believed responsible for a string of burglaries that occurred in Morris-Turnberry and Huron East.

The investigation started with an initial break-in reported to the provincial police in Huron County in September 2001, and climaxed with the most recent theft in January of this year.

Police say 36-year-old Bradley Finlayson, of Huron East, has been charged with five counts of break, enter and theft, and possession of property obtained by crime.

Investigators say they'd like to speak with people in the area who may have had similar articles of clothing stolen.


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