Police Arrest Suspected Underwear Thief

By: AP
By: AP

Greeley police say they have arrested a man whose home had more than 350 stolen items of women's clothing, most of which was undergarments.

Joey Eugene Gallegos was arrested Aug. 1. Police say he was being held Wednesday on suspicion of theft and burglary.

Police spoke to Gallegos while investigating reports from two women who said their underwear was stolen from the laundry room of their apartment complex, which is near Gallegos' home. Police say he turned over the missing items.

When officers executed a search warrant at his home, they found more than 350 items of women's clothing. Investigators are trying to find the owners.

Police say they have linked Gallegos to two other burglaries in the apartment complex.

It wasn't known if Gallegos had retained a lawyer.


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