Darlene Lehoux, owner of the Serenity Tanning Salon near Kelowna, told The Province newspaper in Vancouver her shop has been burglarized three times in the past year. No cash was taken but some bikinis were missing, she said.
In this week's latest robbery, security cameras recorded a boy ambling through the store and taking 42 bikinis. Lehoux was alerted by an alarm and as she approached her shop, spotted the youth fleeing into a van.
She reported the license number to the police, who spotted the stolen van and used a spike belt to stop it.
The driver was wearing a pink bikini with frills on the top and bottom.
"When the police told me, it was hard to keep a straight face," Lehoux told The Province.
The youth will make his first court appearance in June, the newspaper said.