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    Angry Multiple San Diego Optometry Stores Robbed, Including mine.

    A couple months back, we were broken into.

    2 people used a crowbar, shattered my glass entrance completely and entered our store at 4am.

    Masked and armed with garbage bags, one went straight for my DITA & MYKITA collection, the other LUXOTTICA stuff.

    Jokes on him, my DITA & MYKITA were locked in place. (the only collections I lock) They didn't know, and watching him struggle to figure it out on the security camera tape was entertaining. He settled for a little bit of Kate Spade instead.

    The other guy took a bunch of LUXOTTICA stuff (ehhh whatever) and both of them were out in 45 seconds.

    The product being stolen wasn't a big deal, it was our glass entrance that was destroyed and cost a good 15k to fix.

    More importantly, there have been 5 Optical robberies in San Diego in the last 3 weeks, same MO as mine.

    Beware! Article below if your in Southern Cali too.

    https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/story/2019-08-16/sorrento-valley-optometry-shop-hit-by-thieves

    Erik Zuniga, ABOC.

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    Sorry to hear about your loss. That is really frustrating. I'll let some of the shops that I know down there to keep an eye out or beef up their security.

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    No alarm on the bldg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uilleann View Post
    No alarm on the bldg?
    No, 24 hour security, they were understaffed that night and he still got there 45 seconds after it happened.

    They brandished something at him and they ran, got in the car and left.
    Erik Zuniga, ABOC.

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    Where's the best site to fence* these frames?

    Maybe a look there and you'll find your collection (or the same seller) and the guy selling them will match one of the burglars.

    *fencing- and old term pre internet for getting rid of stolen goods with no questions asked.

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    so sorry this happened to you, I agree with fester. Internet would be the number one place these would be sold, unfortunately not the only place though.

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    Insurance covered the frames taken.

    There is a black market for product like this, and also there is shady Optometry owners that like to save a buck or two.

    Another Lenscrafters hit last night. At least they are stealing from the man too.
    Erik Zuniga, ABOC.

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