SAN DIEGO — Thieves broke into a local optometry store and made off with merchandise early Friday morning.
The break-in at the shop on Pacific Heights Boulevard in Sorrento Valley was the latest in a string of at least sixth San Diego County burglaries targeting eyeglasses. San Diego Police Department said Friday’s break-in happened around 3:15 a.m.
WATCH: thieves break into Sorrento Valley optometry store. Owner tells me $20k of merchandise was stolen. And this isn’t the first time ‘Designer Eyes’ was hit. Story on @fox5sandiego pic.twitter.com/GUNT7rbJsF
— Aric Richards (@AricFOX5) August 16, 2019
Security video given to FOX 5 by the store, Designer Eyes Optometry, shows four people in hoods, gloves and baggy clothing shattering the glass of the store’s front door and ducking inside, ripping open display cases and shoving eyeglasses into large, black trash bags.
The store owners said they were out about 200 pairs of glasses, a loss of roughly $20,000.