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$8,000 theft: Oak Bay Police investigate second break-in at eyewear store


There’s an eyewear bandit in town! 

Oak Bay Police are currently investigating a second robbery of an optical business in the community.

On November 30th, at 3:59 a.m. police were alerted by a commercial alarm in the 2000 block of Cadboro Bay Road. 

When officers attended the business, they found a smashed-out window. 

Approximately 40 pairs of eyewear frames were stolen. The estimated value of the theft is believed to be over $8,000. 

This now marks the second commercial eyewear-related robbery within three weeks. 

Related: Police investigating after $15,000 worth of merchandise stolen from Oak Bay store

On November 13th, Oak Bay police were called to a commercial break and enter, where $15,000 worth of eyewear and eyeglass frames were stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to call Oak Bay Police at 250-592-2424, and quote file # 2022-3684.

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