The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that police responded to the woman's home Monday.
She told officers she had hung several pairs of colored underwear, two bras and some of her son's shirts on the clothesline Saturday evening. She found her gate open Sunday morning and nine pairs of panties worth about $60 were gone.
Police have not named any suspects.
The case comes just a year after five members of an NMSU sorority told police one of their members had been stealing Victoria's Secret underwear and bras worth hundreds of dollars. All the items, except for one bra, were eventually recovered.