While attending a Bat Mitzvah at the Philmont Country Club on Nov. 12, two daughters had their purses taken from the Founders Room between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Their father reported that his older daughter had a black women’s purse valued at $100. In that purse was a new Apple iPod Touch 4. His younger daughter had a silver women’s purse valued at $100, which also had an Apple iPod Touch 4 in it. The devices were valued at $300 each. Additionally, his younger daughter’s purse had a pair of her mother’s diamond stud earrings valued at $400.
According to the report, the father was not going to report the incident because he believed the items were stolen and nothing could be done about it. However, about two weeks later an unknown actor called his daughter’s friend and also sent a text to her from the stolen device. The friend knew the device had been stolen and then contacted the daughter. The father told police he will continue to try and use the GPS system to track down the phone.