Coolbellup woman (46) charged over alleged theft of $35,000 handbag

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A LUXURY $35,000 Hermes handbag was dumped in a drain after it was allegedly stolen from the open boot of a Porsche driven by Belmont woman through the Perth CBD about 11.44am on November 14.

“The handbag was visible in the boot, which the driver didn’t know was open,” Senior Sergeant Craig Davis said.

It will be alleged a Coolbellup woman (46) in a car behind the Porsche jumped out and took the bag at the intersection of Murray and William streets.

“She was in her vehicle, allegedly jumped out and raced over, and grabbed the bag,” Sgt Davis said.

A member of the public saw the alleged theft and recorded a licence plate, which led police to search a Coolbellup home yesterday.

It will be alleged the search found property from the bag, which was missing.

More police inquiries led to its discovery in a damaged condition in a drain in Macquarie Park, Hillarys.

The Coolbellup woman was charged with stealing and was bailed to reappear in court on December 12.

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