Thieves steal thousands of pounds of designer glasses from West Hampstead opticians
PUBLISHED: 17:05 10 August 2012 | UPDATED: 21:28 10 August 2012
Eighteen pairs of glasses still attached to a display stand were snatched
Thieves smashed their way into an opticians in West Hampstead this morning stealing a 6ft stand displaying thousands of pounds of designer glasses.
Up to 18 pairs of Tag-Heuer sunglasses, worth between £130 and 260, were taken from Insight Opticians, in West End Lane, at about just before 8am this morning.
Kiran Vyas, who has owned the shop for 25 years, said: “Someone smashed the bottom panel of the door out taking the unit containing Tag-Heuer glasses.
“The display unit was locked so they took the whole thing.
“Thankfully we are insured but now we have to install security grills which will cost £2000-3000.
“There was no need before because we haven’t had any problems over the years. “We’ve had such a stock loss.”
Anyone with information should call Camden Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.