The owner of a two-acre Georgica Road estate reported to East Hampton Village police last Friday afternoon that back in May he discovered a complete sterling silver flatware set, including serving pieces, and many valuable pieces of china, missing from his basement, where they had been stored. An expensive black Prada dress was missing as well.
The value of the items stolen was estimated at over $10,000.
The homeowner told police that his entire service staff had access to the basement, so he decided at that time to fire all of them and replace them with new employees.
The incident report was heavily redacted and it could not be learned why the man waited seven months to report the crime. Insurance company requirements are often the cause in such cases.