Anna Leask

Anna Leask is a police reporter for the New Zealand Herald.

$60,000 worth of top end eyewear stolen

File photo / Thinkstock
File photo / Thinkstock

Police are hunting designer-loving thieves who have smashed their way into two OPSM eye wear stores and pinched more than $60,000 worth of top end glasses.

Among the brands stolen are Dolce and Gabbana, Oakley, Oronon, Coach, Prada, Rayban, Ralph and Vogue.

At about 1.30am on Monday April 14 the offenders went to OPSM at Silverdale and used a large concrete paving stone to smash the shop front window. They took off with more than 90 pairs of designer brand sunglasses and fled the scene in a blue Subaru.

It's the second time the store has been hit in recent months.

In late March offenders smashed the front window and stole over $35,000 worth of designer sunglasses.

On April 12 the thieves hit the Remuera OPSM branch taking similar designer items.
These sunglasses have 'LUXOTTICA' and a P moulded on the side and may still have tags or sale stickers attached, police revealed.

These sunglasses normally retail for $129 - $530 a pair.

Police say anyone who is approached and offered designer sunglasses at unusually low prices should contact them immediately.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Nick Poland at the Whangaparaoa police station on 09 4246500 or email nicholas.poland@police.govt.nz.

- NZ Herald

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