Monday 18 December 2017

'Maxipad Bandit' caught after using sanitary pads to disguise himself during theft

Gary Victor was caught soon after robbing the store Credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Gary Victor was caught soon after robbing the store Credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department

David Kearns

A man has been dubbed the ‘Maxipad Bandit’ after he tried robbing a store dressed in a bizarre sanitary pad disguise.

Gary Victor (51) was arrested after allegedly using the product to cover his eyes during a burglary in California last week.

CCTV footage from an auto-parts shop in Apple Valley shows Mr Victor with sanitary pads across his face.“Right away everybody started saying we should call this guy the Maxipad Bandit,” said store owner Mark Wedell.

“We had a pretty good  picture of his face because he came to the store the first time and looked in the window without his maxipad on,” he told NBC4 News.

“But when he came back and he had the maxipad over his eyes I guess he thought it was going to take care of everything.” 

Officers from San Bernardino County sheriff’s department recognised Mr Victor in the footage and tracked him down to a home nearby were they recovered the stolen goods.

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