A Wildey Street resident moving out of town planned to have what was meant to be a tag sale where items get sold for money, not a free-for-all for thieves.
Police have no suspect on who may have stolen numerous valuables, amounting to a grand larceny case with their value, from the open home that anywhere from 65 to 100 people might have entered in the course of the day on August 3.
Police got a call from the woman on August 4 at 9:38 a.m. that in the course of the first few hours of the tag sale she had the day before between the hours of 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. she had discovered several items missing:
- An IBM laptop ($700)
- and a Virgin cell phone.
On the morning of August 5, she confirmed with police that further items were gone:
- A string of pearls with matching bracelet,
- a white gold ring with small diamond,
- a gold ring with two gold balls
- Cash ($550 to $700),
- Nikon cameras with two lenses,
- a pair Olympus binoculars,
- crocodile purse,
- Tiffany necklace (string of pearls),
- Tiffany cake plate with cake cutter,
- gold pocket watch,
- gold ladies wristwatch,
- two wide yellow gold wedding bands,
- platinum engagement ring with sapphire stone and two white diamonds on each side,
- white gold earrings with small diamond studs,
- and two yellow gold rings with mother of pearls.
"There's very little information as to what she can provide," he said.
Herguth hadn't recalled any similar robberies of tag sale items like this "in recent times."
There's a grand larceny case filed due to the extent of the value of the missing goods.
If anyone has information, please contact police detectives at 914.631.5544.