A MacBook Pro laptop was stolen from a house on Robins Way in East Hampton last week in an incident classified by East Hampton Town police as burglary.
Chad Sipkin and his family had been in the city during the week, he told police, and returned to find the laptop missing from its spot on a nightstand in the master bedroom. He estimated its value at around $2,200.
When the family arrived on Saturday morning, Mr. Sipkin told police, all the windows and doors were locked.
Nothing else is believed stolen. Mr. Sipkin’s wife, Kelly Fagan, did notice that a drawer in her walk-in closet appeared disturbed, but she did not think anything had been removed.
Mr. Sipkin told police about two other incidents that he believes may be related to the theft. On Jan. 4 and May 27, he had left a hundred-dollar bill for the house cleaner on the kitchen table, and in both cases, he said, an unknown person stole the money. Other than the family, the only people known to have keys to the residence are the house cleaner and the caretaker.
The matter has been turned over to East Hampton Town detectives and the investigation is continuing.
A 2012 black Range Rover with New York plates was reported stolen from a driveway in Wainscott last Friday night or early Saturday morning. The S.U.V., parked outside 18 Two Rod Highway, was loaded with summer clothes and other items belonging to the residents, who had just arrived the night before. Leslye Faulk, the owner of the car, called police after finding it missing.
Jules Filicia, another resident of the house, told police he had left the vehicle unlocked, with the key in the center cup holder, at about 10 p.m.
Amongst the items in the car were two pairs of sunglasses, Ray-Bans and Maui Jims; size 10 and size 9 Nike sneakers, and about $1,000 worth of clothing.
A neighbor, Stephen Cornick, told police the Range Rover was not in the driveway at 6 a.m., when he walked to the end of his driveway.
Police have asked that anyone with information about either crime call 631-537-7575.