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Designer glasses including Oakley and Maui Jim worth £60,000 stolen from Vraitch Vision in Walderslade

20 January 2014
by Nicola Jordan

Indi and Jag Vraitch

Indi and Jag Vraitch

Designer glasses worth £60,000 have been stolen from an opticians.

A thief hand-picked more than 200 frames from Vraitch Vision in Walderslade during a break-in last Monday at about 8.30pm.

The offender left behind a trail of destruction. He can be seen on CCTV smashing a hole through a wall before leaving with £60,000 of stock.

Indi Vraitch, 37, who owns the store with his wife Jag, said: “ My wife and I were devastated to learn that our practice had been broken into.
 
“We recently invested a considerable amount of time and money into the practice after relocating from another location in Walderslade.

“We are extremely frustrated by this crime because everything that has been damaged was fresh and new. The cost of repairs will be thousands.”

The couple are appealing for help in tracking down their stock. Mr Vraitch said: “We would ask the residents of Walderslade to keep their eyes and ears open.

"If anyone comes across any heavily discounted designer sunglasses or spectacle frames, please get in touch with us or the police.

Mrs Vraitch added: “Looking at the CCTV he was in there for just six minutes and knew exactly what he was looking for.

“Obviously we are insured , but we don’t know how much this will cost us in terms of loss of trade,”

Among the most expensive frames snatched were pairs of Maui Jim and Oakley glasses which can cost up to £400.  Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

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