Atherton police called it grand theft in the April 5 log entry -- and it is definitely grand -- but they say they're investigating it as a residential burglary that may have unfolded over a period of months.
A resident in a house on Belbrook Way is missing nine purses and a pair of gloves, with a total estimated value of $93,500. The list includes several Hermes items: a $25,000 black and gold crocodile-skin purse, a $15,000 burgundy purse, a $10,000 burgundy pouch, a $1,500 pair of black gloves, and a $12,000 black Birkin purse -- named after actress and singer Jane Birkin and "a symbol of wealth due to its high price and elusiveness to the public," says Wikipedia.
The list includes three items from Chanel: a $7,000 evening bag and two Chanel Classic purses valued at $4,500 each, and two $7,000 purses made by Louis Vuitton.
Sgt. Sherman Hall said in an email that there were no signs of forced entry and that detectives are pursuing leads.