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Video: Notorious 'Eyeglass Burglars' Break into Valley Store
The November 25th robbery at New York Style optometry in Van Nuys
Not to be confused with the "Left-Handed Eyeglass" Bandit on the Westside, a pair of bandits in the Valley have been dubbed the "Eyeglass Burglars."
For eight months, the pair of men have burglarized optometry businesses throughout the Valley. Prescription eyeglasses, frames and sunglasses are likely a good commodity on the black market. In their last hit, back on November 25th in Van Nuys, they stole $75,000 worth of stolen goods.
Because they wear black bandanas covering their faces, the two have not been identified yet. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Commercial Crimes Division detectives at (213) 486-6940 during the day or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 during off hours.
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