A bizarre security video has revealed the naked truth about the lengths some crooks will go to for shoplifting.
A thief reported to have been caught stealing from a clothes shop in Zimbabwe has become a reluctant social media star after security staff filmed her undie-cover secret.
Beneath her wide skirted dress she can be seen wearing a pair of specially adapted Spanx-style knickers with a slit cut in the front to create a huge pouch.
A woman in Zimbabwe was caught using a specially made Spanx-style undergarment for stealing clothes. She was caught by a female security guard while onlookers filmed the scene
In the video, the suspected thief is ordered to stand still in the middle of the shop while a female shop assistant searches her.
Using her fingertips,the assistant fishes unpaid items out of her pants, dropping them to the ground one by one.
More than seven items of clothing were pulled from the woman's secret hiding place.
The security guard uncovered a red t-shirt and a stripey top.
As the shop staff frisk her, the unnamed woman - without any apparent hint of embarrassment - is seen calmly making a call from her mobile phone.
The bizarre scene has been seen by thousands of watchers on social media.