La Jolla robbery similar to DM Plaza case

Following on the heels of a robbery at the Del Mar Plaza Sunglass hut, the company’s La Jolla outlet was robbed a week later in a similar incident.

In an early-morning smash-and–grab at the Village Sunglass Hut at 1049 Prospect St. on May 22, thieves smashed through a storefront window and stole 190 pairs of high-end eyewear worth $48,394.

In the Del Mar case, thieves got away with $34,000 worth of sunglasses about two weeks ago.

“They got us good,” said Holly Sheets, the store’s regional manager, adding that merchandise taken in was expensive designer labels – Bvulgari, Prada, Versace. “The cheapest pair take was $220, and it went up to $650,” she said.

San Diego Police Department Spokeswoman Monica Munoz said surveillance videos from the La Jolla store showed suspects, believed to be two black males, took about a minute to break through store windows using a white ceramic object before grabbing sunglasses, which they put inside light colored plastic containers. “They left on foot,” she said. “There was no vehicle.”

She added the incident occurred at 4:20 a.m.

Munoz said police contacted store owners and asked them to give them an inventory of items taken and their value.

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