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News - April 17, 2013

Atherton: $92,000 in purses missing

Atherton police called it grand theft in the April 5 log entry — and it is definitely grand — but they say they're investigating it as a residential burglary that may have unfolded over a period of months.

A resident in a house on Belbrook Way is missing nine purses and a pair of gloves, with a total estimated value of $93,500. The list includes several Hermes items: a $25,000 black and gold crocodile-skin purse, a $15,000 burgundy purse, a $10,000 burgundy pouch, a $1,500 pair of black gloves, and a $12,000 black Birkin purse, named after actress and singer Jane Birkin.

The list includes three items from Chanel: a $7,000 evening bag and two Chanel Classic purses valued at $4,500 each, and two $7,000 purses made by Louis Vuitton.

Sgt. Sherman Hall said in an email that there were no signs of forced entry and that detectives are pursuing leads.


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