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Shoplifter sought in sunglasses theft

12/17/2018 10:30AM ● By J. Chambless

This man was caught on surveillance video as he stole designer sunglasses last week in East Marlborough.

Police are seeking a shoplifter who stole designer sunglasses worth $1,000 from Ganly Vision Care in East Marlborough last week.

Video surveillance captured the theft. “The guy came in and asked what kind of insurance we took,” said Ganly Vision Care owner Ken Ganly. “He was acting like he was talking to someone on his cellphone, and then he goes and puts five pairs of glasses into his pocket and leaves. My staff saw it right away and walked out after him, but he got in his car and got away.”

Ganly added, “We have had five thefts since we opened up. Most have been single pairs of sunglasses and several have been by patients we know, so we were able to get them prosecuted. More recently, we have had two larger thefts where someone walks in, asks to look at glasses and then proceeds to pocket five or six pairs at a time and then walks out. You wouldn’t believe it when you see the videos, as each time there are folks in the room, yet they still commit the crime.”

The stolen glasses are Ray-Bans. “I think he took Ray-Bans because they are easily re-sellable,” Ganly said. “They are $200 glasses, and you can get 30 or 40 bucks for them on the street.”

Police are continuing the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-486-6280.

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