Langley Eyecare Centre staff can’t believe they are cleaning up again, after the second bold break-in at their downtown Langley store in less than two months.
During the second break-in, which occurred on Nov. 10, the suspected thief was caught on tape
At 1:24 a.m., an older Caucasian man with receding grey hair is seen checking out the window of the eye care store at 101-20641 Logan Ave.
He is then seen using an extended crow bar or similar tool to smash the front glass doors.
He and an accomplice, who was wearing a hoodie, ripped racks off the wall, smashed glass cases and made off with 60 to 70 pairs of name brand sunglasses in less than three minutes, said Kirsten Halcrow, an employee at Langley Eye Care.
RCMP arrived and a police dog was able to track a scent to the parking lot, which indicates the pair left in a vehicle.
This is the second time in less than two months, the Langley Eyecare Centre has been hit. On Sept. 20, thieves managed to steal more than $30,000 worth of sunglasses and do damage to the floor and door of the store, said Halcrow.
They had just finished upgrading the floor and doors before this break-in.
Langley RCMP said this investigation is active. Anyone with information about these break-ins or who saw anything suspicious that night, is asked to give police a call at 604-532-3200.