Thief with compulsion for stealing women's underwear caught wearing SIX stolen bras after police realise he's dressed in winter jacket in soaring 30C temperatures

  • A thief has admitted he has a compulsion for wearing women's underwear
  • He was found with six different bras stolen from his neighbours' washing
  • Mr Jiang was caught wearing them under winter jacket in 30C temperatures

A thief has admitted to a compulsion for stealing women's underwear - after he was caught by police wearing six bras underneath a winter jacket in 30C temperatures.

Police caught the kleptomaniac, named locally as Mr Jiang, following a string of robberies at a bus stop in Fuzhou City, the capital of China's Fujian Province.

Under questioning, the 59-year-old broke down and admitted he had a compulsion to steal and wear women's underwear, the People's Daily Online reported.

The alleged thief was named as Mr Jiang
He was caught wearing these six bras underneath his jacket

The alleged thief (left), named as Mr Jiang, was caught wearing these six bras (right) underneath his jacket

Too embarrassed to buy the items himself, he had stolen the items from his neighbours' washing lines in order to live out his fantasy.

When caught by police, Mr Jiang had been approaching people at a bus terminal pretending to be a commuter who had lost his wallet.

Asking for money to buy a ticket, he would snatch bundles of money and run away when kind-hearted strangers pulled out their wallets.

However, he was eventually caught when he attempted to run away with a woman's mobile phone.

After being taken back to the station, police officers became suspicious about why he was wearing a thick winter jacket despite the day's temperatures reaching more than 30C.

Taking off the jacket revealed he was wearing six different bras, all stolen from his neighbours' washing lines.

Police said they were continuing to investigate the thefts.