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New Jersey law enforcement operatives are hot on the trail of three shoplifters who used a tinfoil-lined "booster bag" to thwart security sensors and make off with $12,000 in women's underwear, ABC News reports.

The trio of two men and one woman targeted Victoria's Secret in Newport Center Mall with their high-tech device. They were caught on the store's security cameras, but made good their escape with "$4,905 in bras and $6,821 in women's panties".

The booster bag is apparently the modern tool of choice for the discerning shoplifter since they can "hide magnetic security tags from the antennas designed to detect them", according to security outfit Alert Metalguard.

Naturally, retailers aren't going to take this lying down, and the company offers the perfect countermeasure in the form of a "special security system specifically designed to detect booster bags, tinfoil-lined jackets, metallic underware, and similar shoplifting devices".

Tinfoil hat wearers are accordingly warned that your story about wanting to prevent alien mind control is in future likely to cut little ice with store security operatives as they probe your scalp for illicit women's smalls. ®

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Thanks to Chris Winpenny for the tip-off.

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