On Thursday, January 25th, a Chicago woman entered the Oak Lawn police station to make a report about a “theft” of a Movado Museum Edition Watch.
The watch has black titanium with gold diamond beveled dial and was valued at $4,000 by the woman.
The woman told the police that she last had the watch in her possession on October 4, 2017, almost four months ago when she was dropped off at Advocate Christ Hospital by her sister, who was driving an Acura.
The sister left the car with the valet at the hospital. The woman told police officers that she left a bag containing her jewelry, including the expensive watch, in the backseat of her sister’s car.
She told the police that she left the jewelry in the car because she “didn’t feel comfortable leaving her jewelry at her apartment due to recent burglaries.” The woman said her sister left the car with the valet for only about twenty minutes.
Five days after leaving the bag in the car, the woman’s sister brought the bag to her on October 10th. The woman said she looked inside and saw that the Movado watch was missing. The woman said that the bag was secured at her sister’s house from the time she entered the hospital to the October 10th date.
The woman was asked why she didn’t file a report sooner and she told the police that she wanted to check her apartment thoroughly. She was reportedly “adamant” that the officer take a police report because her insurance company required such a report.
The police wrote a report for the theft but the woman was unable to provide any documentation for the watch making it very difficult to recover.