Cops: $5,000 Offered to Identify Purse Thief [VIDEO]

Crime Stoppers puts up reward for information.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers has put up a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of a woman suspected of shoplifting two bags from The Perfect Purse in Southampton Village.

Southampton Village police said that on Oct. 25 at 1:45 p.m. the woman took a black 10-inch Chanel double flap bag valued at $3,600 and a gold-colored Hermès imitation Birkin bag valued at $700 while the staff were distracted.

Survellience video shows the woman removing the Chanel purse from the shelves of the Hampton Road used handbag shop and sticking it in a large bag she carried into the store.

Crime Stoppers states that anyone with information can anonymously call 1-800-220-TIPS.

Tipsters can also call Det. Bernard J. Bobinski at 631-283-0083 ext. 247, or the Southampton Village Police Department Detective Division at 631-283-0056. All calls will remain confidential, police said.

Sam November 27, 2012 at 05:22 PM
By the way, why would anyone's " husband" buy 5 supposedly authentic Birkin bags for his wife off eBay if that was even possible? The cheapest authentic Hermes is $15,000, so he's buying 5 for his wife? I'm not that great at math but that's $75,000 in merchandise. Something is not adding up here but it looks as if the perfect purse is bearing the brunt of all these shenanigans. Sorry, guys.
Sam November 27, 2012 at 05:23 PM
It's like saying I bought 5 BMW's for my wife to try out, then she realized she didn't want any of them. Very peculiar story.
Leonard Barton November 27, 2012 at 06:27 PM
There is a clear guide on line detailing "how to spot a fake Hermes bag." It's not rocket science. Hermes (Inc.) is apparently not concerned with the proliferation of fakes for sale on the East End. Their corp. position dos not alter the fact that fake mdse. is illegal. If one were to look up several Hamptons retailers, consumer comments indicate that " fakes"are being sold on the South Fork as "real."
Alan J Stolz November 28, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Sorry to inform you, but COUNTERFEIT Hermes on Ebay is a fact of life. Not only do I own The Perfect Purse but also am a power-seller on Ebay with over 3,000 positive feedbacks. I can't tell you the number of times I've reported fake Hermes to Ebay while the auction is still active and they take no action. I've had my photos & even my description stolen and listed as someone else after my auction closed and the item delivered to the buyer. They list it at a very low 'buy it now' price (say $6,000. for a $12,000. item) and once someone pays for it.. they are gone! They usually ask for the money to be wired into their account and they are located 'overseas'. The fakes that were brought in for us were very good copies and I can see how the novice could easily be fooled. It's all in the details. The woman told me she basically knew they weren't authentic but got some use out of them. Ebay's fraud department could use a big expansion. They are not as dedicated to fraud reports as they would like us to believe they are.
Paula November 28, 2012 at 06:54 PM
How could u people talk about bags when there is more things In this town to worry about take it as a lost and be more careful next time I TO OWN A STORE AND IF I COUNT THE AMOUNT OF THINGS MISSING I WOULD BE ABLE TO BUY ONE OF THESE FAKE BAGS ....GROW UP AND MOVE ON HOPEFULLY BY SELLING THESE FAKE BAGS IT DOESN'T BACK FIRE ON YOU


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