Expensive glasses taken from vision center - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

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.

Feedback


©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Cook Co. school collects 100+ lbs. of can tabs for Ronald McDonald House

    Cook Co. school collects 100+ lbs. of can tabs for Ronald McDonald House

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:13 PM EDT2018-04-24 03:13:21 GMT
    Cook County Primary School has collected over a hundred pounds of can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. (Source: WALB)Cook County Primary School has collected over a hundred pounds of can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. (Source: WALB)
    Cook County Primary School has collected over a hundred pounds of can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. (Source: WALB)Cook County Primary School has collected over a hundred pounds of can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. (Source: WALB)

    Cook County Primary School has collected over a hundred pounds of can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.

    More >>

    Cook County Primary School has collected over a hundred pounds of can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.

    More >>
  • Ben Hill County joins opioid lawsuit

    Ben Hill County joins opioid lawsuit

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:11 PM EDT2018-04-24 03:11:31 GMT
    Ben Hill County has joined the lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors. (Source: WALB)Ben Hill County has joined the lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors. (Source: WALB)
    Ben Hill County has joined the lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors. (Source: WALB)Ben Hill County has joined the lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors. (Source: WALB)

    Ben Hill County is the latest Georgia county to join the massive lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

    More >>

    Ben Hill County is the latest Georgia county to join the massive lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

    More >>
  • Albany police continue to look for paintball shooters

    Albany police continue to look for paintball shooters

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-04-24 03:09:45 GMT
    Two people reported someone shooting paintball guns in Albany over the weekend. (Source: WALB)Two people reported someone shooting paintball guns in Albany over the weekend. (Source: WALB)
    Two people reported someone shooting paintball guns in Albany over the weekend. (Source: WALB)Two people reported someone shooting paintball guns in Albany over the weekend. (Source: WALB)

    Albany police are still working to find those responsible for shooting two men with paintball guns over the weekend. 

    More >>

    Albany police are still working to find those responsible for shooting two men with paintball guns over the weekend. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly