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Man suspected of stealing woman's underwear arrested

Published: Oct. 26, 2017 at 8:52 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 31, 2017 at 1:42 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The man suspected of stealing underwear from a woman in August has been arrested.

The Richmond Police Department had been searching for 54-year-old Timothy Iott since the end of last week.

"He likes to wait outside in his car to see an attractive woman, waits for her to do her laundry, and then takes her items," said Al Bingenheimer, the owner of a laundromat on Strawberry Street.

Bingenheimer owns two laundromats in the Fan, and he says he had seen the suspect pursuing around both locations.

"A customer told me she was missing clothing," said Bingenheimer.

He says he checked his security cameras as soon as he heard from the customer who reported their underwear stolen. He originally thought the man was confused and just trying to remember which machine he used.

Then he saw an incident that took place at the laundromat on Strawberry Street back in August. In the video, the suspect is seen stopping the washing machine mid-cycle - reaching into it, grabbing a pair of underwear and pocketing them while they're still wet.

"It's creepy. It's weird," a customer said.

The video also shows him sneaking out the back door before he takes off in a blue sedan.

Bingenheimer says he's surprised something like this happened, because there are so many security cameras in his laundromats.

"Maybe that's the thrill. Get in, and sneak out."

Iott was arrested Tuesday and charged with petit larceny.

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