$5K Purse Stolen During Car-Break at Grist Mill on Saturday

The following information was supplied by the Sudbury Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The Sudbury Police Department is investigating two car-breaks that occurred on Saturday.

One car-break happened on Wayside Inn Road at the Grist Mill. The department received the call at about 2:51 p.m.

When officers arrived, they noticed the passenger-side window was smashed.

One person reported her Versace purse, with an estimated value of $5,000, was stolen, Lt. Scott Nix said. Among the items in the purse were an iPhone, $250 in cash and numerous credit cards.

The other car break happened on Dutton Road.

The department received a 911 call from a mother who said her daughter's car had been parked at the Hop Brook Conservation Land.

Nix said someone gained entry by also smashing the passenger-side window and stole a purse.

Because of the two car-breaks, Nix said patrols were increased in both areas and numerous cars were checked out later in the day, but nothing suspicious was found.

Both cases are under investigation.

In other police news from the weekend:

  • The department received a 911 call Sunday afternoon from a Boston Post Road resident regarding someone possibly smoking marijuana in the building. Responding officers did not indicate an odor of marijuana, but one person did admit to smoking it earlier that day.
  • Officers responded to Meadow Drive after receiving a 911 call regarding an outside fire that was approaching a propane tank. The Sudbury Fire Department quickly got the fire under control.
Paula Mackenzi November 26, 2012 at 11:19 PM
ahhhhhhhh i ccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc ...... hope she has a receipt or the insurance company has a designer purse eagle eye! maybe she got duped herself into believing she was getting the real deal and she, like me, couldn't tell the diff between a real and a fake. it sucks to lose a phone and the credit cards - those things I feel empathy. the purse - ehhh - no empathy.
Jill K. November 27, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Why don't you two just call each other instead of making judgemental comments. Regardless of the situation, a car was broken into and personal belongings were stolen. Whether it is a designer purse or a Walmart purse does not matter. People spend their money as they choose. It is not for either of you to cast judgement publicly.
joanne November 27, 2012 at 03:16 AM
@ Jill K- I could not care less how much she paid for her precious pocketbook! However- If someone paid that much for a bag, had a wallet full of cash and credit cards inside said bag- DON'T LEAVE IT IN A CAR TO BE STOLEN! oh and Paula- call me :)
Paula Mackenzi November 27, 2012 at 12:17 PM
just reading latest comments this morning. @Jill K: yes, you are right about people spending their money as they see fit but $5 grand for a purse is IMO just ridiculous beyond all comprehension. If you think I'm being judgmental that's fine - you are certainly entitled to your opinion. I think it's a waste of money for a purse - that's it. But as both Joanne and i stated - if someone forked over that much $$ for a purse, and its contents included a large amount of cash, credit cards and an expensive IPhone - either take it with you or hide it in the trunk. Leaving it on the seat in plain view is just too much of a temptation for a thug to do exactly what he/she did - smash and grab. If it had been a non designer purse left on the passenger seat in plain view, the consensus would still be the same - do not leave your (non-designer) purse in plain view with cash, IPhone and credit cards inside. it's the same thing when people walk away from their grocery carts and leave their purses sitting there, open, for the entire world to see. you may as well put a sticky note on it that says 'steal me.' joanne - call me.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ November 27, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Hey, that thief got off with that vuhsacheee, score 1 for the bad guys.


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