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Bandit dons bikini in Southern California heat

Bandit dons bikini in Southern California heat
Deputies are looking for a woman who sported a bikini during recent break-ins in Lancaster and Lake Hughes, sheriff's officials said. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

The Southern California heat is just too much to bear for some — and apparently even criminals need relief.

Case in point: the bikini bandit.

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Authorities in Santa Clarita announced Tuesday that they were in search of a woman who sported a bikini during recent break-ins.

Clad in two-piece bathing suit, the unidentified woman broke into a locked property in the 28000 block of West Avenue C-6 in Lancaster on June 4, sheriff's deputies said.

Hours later, she entered an unlocked home in 47000 block of Three Points Road in Lake Hughes. In both instances, the woman stole belongings, deputies said.

Although temperatures didn't soar over the 100-degree mark on June 4 as they did this week, temperatures reached the mid-90s.

She was believed to be in her 30s, is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 120 pounds and was wearing a yellow bikini bottom and green top.

Anyone who has seen the woman and can help detectives identify her is urged to call the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station at (661) 255-1121, ext. 51565.

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