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Expensive glasses taken from vision center

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Thousands of dollars in high-end eyewear were stolen during a smash and grab overnight from an Albany eye care business.

Employees at the Hour Glass on Dawson Road discovered the break-in just after 7:00AM. The glass to the front door had been busted out and nearly 50 pairs of glasses swiped from the store.

The thieves knew exactly what they were looking for, grabbing up 48 pairs of expensive designer sunglasses, some of them worth as much as $500 a pair.

 "There were some Fendi, Gucci, Dior, and Coach sunglasses that were stolen. You're looking at about $12,000 worth of inventory,"  said Hour Glass Assistant Mgr. Christi Barlow.

Workers discovered the mess when they arrived this morning and it didn't take them long to notice the bare display pegs.

"We called the cops and we stood there and waited until they got here and made sure no one was touching the doors. But I noticed when I was talking to the dispatcher that a lot of the sunglasses were missing," said Barlow.

In what appears to have been a quick in-and-out operation, police hope fingerprints collected from the store will help them track down the suspects before they can set their sights on another business.

Now investigators believe this smash and grab took place sometime between closing last night and early this morning. Of course if you have information about this case, you're asked to call the Albany Police.

If you have any information about this case you're asked to call Albany Police or CrimeStoppers at 229-436 TIPS.

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