Windsor

Thieves steal 1,400 pairs of sunglasses from mall

Windsor Police say thieves stole more than 1,000 pairs of high-end sunglasses from a specialty store overnight Friday.

Windsor Police say thieves stole more than 1,000 pairs of high-end sunglasses from a specialty store overnight Friday.

Police say thieves entered the Sunglass Hut through the roof of Devonshire Mall and made off with between 1,200 and 1,400 pairs of sunglasses.

The store manager made the discovery early Saturday morning and called police.

The manager led investigating officers to a rear storage room where they found a hole had been cut through the roof in order to gain access to the store.

Police say thieves gained entry sometime after the store closed at 9 p.m. Friday and before the store manager arrived to open the store at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Citing the ongoing investigation, police declined to estimate the worth of the stolen merchandise.

However, investigators are also probing the possibility that the crime may have been linked to similar occurrences which took place at the same franchise in Waterloo, Ont. in 2007 and London, Ont. in 2008.