Most watched video: Do you know the identity of Waikato's most wanted undie thief?

Note: This story was first published on Wednesday April 25

CCTV footage has captured the moment a man stole underwear from a washing line in Waikato.

Waikato Police posted footage of the incident to Facebook yesterday (Tuesday) in the hopes a member of the public can identify the alleged undie thief.

"Would be awesome to get to him before he does this to someone else," the post reads.

The footage, recorded on April 6, shows a bearded man wearing what appears to be women's shoes approaching a clothesline with a torch.

The man can be seen perusing the items before grabbing the offending garment.

He carefully stashes the delicates in a bag, giving the camera one last glance before walking away.

The man is also wanted in relation to the burglary of a car, police say.