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Los Angeles County authorities search for bikini-clad bandit

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Posted at 11:56 AM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-22 17:33:48-04

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - In L.A., looking good for the camera is always a good idea -- even for criminals.

So it's probably no surprise that a woman being sought by Santa Clarita sheriff's deputies Wednesday went for the sexy look when she went on a mini crime spree.

According to sheriff's officials, the thief donned a green bikini top and a yellow bikini bottom around 3 p.m. June 4 when she broke into a locked property in the 28000 block of West Avenue C-6 and made off with some unidentified items.

Later that day, she went into an unlocked residence in the 47000 block of Three Points Road in Lake Hughes and left with additional booty, according to the sheriff's department.

Whether she donned the skimpy bikini to simply beat the late-springtime heat or she was preparing for her proverbial close-up -- the woman was definitely caught on camera. Surveillance footage from one of locations shows her peering through a glass door and, in a profile shot, pushing her hair over her left ear.

The bikini bandit is described as a white woman in her late 30s, about 5- feet-5 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds. She was last seen driving away in a tan-colored sedan, authorities said.

Deputies urged anyone with information about the woman's identity to call the sheriff's Santa Clarita station at (661) 255-1121, ext. 5156. Anonymous tips can be provided by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.