Police take dim view over stolen sunglasses

  • 26/01/2017
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Police say receiving stolen property is a crime (Newshub.)

Auckland Police are appealing for information after a large amount of glasses and sunglasses were stolen in a burglary in St Heliers on Thursday morning.

Just before 4:00am offenders smashed the glass front door of the OPSM at 15 Turua Street, St Heliers, and ransacked the shop before fleeing.

A police investigation is underway and the scene has been forensically examined.

Inspector Andy King of Auckland City Police says burglars may try to dispose of the stolen glasses.

"If you see glasses or sunglasses for sale online or anywhere else for a heavily discounted price, this could mean they are stolen," says Inspector King.

"If a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is.  Keep aware of this and remember that receiving stolen property is a crime."

Police ask for anyone with information to contact them on 09 302 6400 or anonymously at Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.