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44 pairs of designer sunglasses, worth an estimated $15,000, were stolen from Iris Optometrists and Opticians in Village Green Mall

Sunglasses theft, $15k worth

Dozens of designer sunglasses, worth an estimated $15,000, were stolen from Iris Optometrists and Opticians in Village Green Mall.

The incident took place on Thursday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

The mall closes at 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

Clara Mainville, manager of Iris Optometrists and Opticians, posted about the incident on Facebook.

The Maui Jim display case close to the entrance was broken into and the merchandise was stolen.

There were 44 pairs of Maui Jim sunglasses stolen, which retail anywhere from $300 and up. The individual was wearing a face mask and couldn’t be identified on security video footage.

“While he was doing it, there were shoppers walking by,” said Mainville. “I would never want anyone to put themselves at risk for sunglasses, but, for them not to even have called security, nobody did a thing.”

The thief was described as wearing a black jacket with white reflective tape.

Mainville urged residents to watch online buy-and-sell groups for the products.



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