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Glendale, CA Store Owner Says Theft Of $200,000 In Luxury Eyewear Took Suspects Mere Minutes  Authorities say they're searching for seven suspects in connection with the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars in designer eyewear from a Glendale store. Officers said the burglary at Blue Eyes Optical 1 ½ blocks from a police station on West Wilson Avenue occurred about 3:45 a.m. Sunday, and security cameras captured the group's every move. Gor Vartanyan, the owner of the store said the suspects made off with $200,000 worth of luxury glasses in two minutes exactly. Adding to the Vartanyan's outrage, he says the incident wasn't the first time the store has been hit. Security video from 2012 showed a suspect make off with $40,000 in designer glasses. Investigators say a pair of designer glass can fetch hundreds of dollars and are easy to resell.

Amherst, NH Police seeking identity of a woman believed to be part of an ORC Ring stealing 13 iPads from Walmart  Police are looking for a woman suspected of taking 13 iPads from a Wal-Mart in Amherst, New Hampshire, over the weekend. Amherst Police said the theft happened early Sunday. The iPads are worth about $8,500. Police believe the woman may be part of a theft ring. She's described as having long, white fingernails and her hair dyed red at the ends.

Kingsbury, NY sentenced to 3 years; Police seized tens-of-thousands in merchandise from storage unit  A Kingsbury man who faces felony charges in Saratoga and Warren counties for theft of tens of thousands of dollars worth of items from local department stores was sentenced Monday to up to 3 years in state prison in Saratoga County. Matthew J. Keeley, 34, of Deer Run, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny for a December shoplifting arrest at Wal-Mart in Wilton. He was arrested while stealing more than $1,000 worth of items. Four days later, Keeley was arrested in Glens Falls in a rental truck loaded with merchandise that had allegedly been stolen from stores around the region, and that seizure led officers to a storage unit loaded with more ill-gotten televisions, electronics, computers and other items, authorities said. Keeley has a prior felony conviction that required a prison sentence for the Wilton case when he was convicted of an additional felony. He is banned from Wal-Marts around the region because of numerous shoplifting arrests.

Two arrested at Target in Levittown, NY stealing $3,500 in teeth-whitening strips  The Second Squad reports the arrest of two men for Grand Larceny that occurred on Thursday, January 22, 2015, Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Wednesday, February 18, 2015 and Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in Levittown. According to detectives, on Monday, March 16, 2015 Second Precinct officers responded to Target, 3850 Hempstead Turnpike for two subjects who were identified by the loss prevention specialists from previous larcenies of Crest Whitening Strips. Defendant McDonal has an additional charge of Grand Larceny 4th for the unlawful removal of Crest Whitening Strips, and razors from a Westbury Target store.

Man accused of stealing more than $2,000 in merchandise from Margate, NJ CVS
An Atlantic City man has been charged with stealing more than $2,000 worth of electronics and hair products from Margate's CVS store, police said. Casey Bucceri, 30, was allegedly caught shoplifting on surveillance tape on four separate occasions. Detective Joe Scullion saw a man who matched the description of Bucceri getting off a bus just outside the CVS at Washington and Ventnor avenues Friday morning. Additional officers responded and Bucceri was taken into custody without incident.

Two Milwaukee women arrested for theft of $1,300 of merchandise from Kohl's According to the complaint, a loss prevention manager at Kohl's noticed a tan SUV backing into a parking spot near the exit and two women getting out. He told police he saw them going through the store, grabbing infant and adult clothing and Nike shoes and throwing them into bags without checking sizes or pricing.

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