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Thieves snatch $30K worth of glasses from Okanagan optometry shop

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September 24, 2020 - 3:30 PM

Crime Stoppers is asking the public for help after two thieves snatched $30,000 worth of sunglasses and prescription frames from a Lake Country optometrist last week.

The thieves were in and out of the optometrists in two-minutes after they smashed the glass front door to get in.

According to a Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers media release, the break-in happened at 4:36 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at the optometry business at the Turtle Bay Crossing in Lake Country.

The two thieves shattered several display counters and filled garbage can with $30,000 worth of merchandise. Some of the sunglasses and frames stolen were from brands including Jimmy Choo, Smith, Ray-Ban, Tom Ford and Maui Jim’s. 

Crime Stoppers is asking the public for help in identifying the suspects.

The larger suspect wore a newer green coat with a hood over his head and face, along with a blue surgical face mask and a headlamp. The shorter suspect, who may be female, wore a black coat with its hood up. Both suspects wore gloves.

If you know anything about this crime, or any other crime, call the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS or visit the website at www.crimestoppers.net. Your information will be kept confidential and could lead to a reward of up to $2000.00.


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