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Police: Thief Steals $5K Watch From Car, Leaves Behind a Timex

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 new larceny cases that were reported on Wednesday, including one that may involve a thief looking to upgrade his wristwatch.

At about 10:26 a.m., an Elsbeth Road resident told officers his unlocked car was broken in to, and a Breitling watch valued at $5,000 was stolen.

While searching the car, it was found that the alleged thief left behind a cheaper watch, a Timex, in its place.

According to the Macy's website, the most expensive Timex sold is valued at $300.

The other larceny case involved a housebreak on Silver Hill Road.

A resident at the home said someone broke in some time between 12:15 and 3:15 p.m. that day and stole a computer, flat-screen TV and cash.

Both cases are under investigation.

In other police news from Wednesday:

  • Officers responded to a two-car accident on Hudson Road. One person suffered minor injuries but refused a medical transport.
  • Emergency personnel were dispatched to a Mossman Road residence after receiving a report of a fire. An indoor chair caught fire but was extinguished before the Sudbury Fire Department arrived.
  • Officers responded to a two-car accident on Old Sudbury Road. No injuries were reported.
  • A Willard Grant Road resident reported her outdoor motion detector went off, indicating someone was on her property. Officers found nothing.
joanne October 11, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Why would anyone keep a watch valued at $5000 in their unlocked vehicle???
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ October 16, 2012 at 12:42 AM
People are dumb these days... the thief is also pretty stupid... leaving behind evidence like that.

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