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Thieves target expensive eyeglasses

Thieves have been making off with expensive eyeglasses from Lexington optical stores over the past week, and police want help in finding the suspects.

At least three optical centers — The South Hill Eye Center at 535 South Upper Street, Richardson Vision Center at 1757 Alexandria Drive and Eye Care Center at 114 East Reynolds Road — have been struck by the same three suspects, according to Lexington police.

The suspects, two women and a man, arrived at the businesses in a white Ford Expedition, distracted employees after entering the stores, then stole glasses from displays, according to police. Targeted brands included Prada, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana.

Police provided photographs of the suspects and asked that anyone who can identify them or who has information related to the case to call police at (859) 258-3700 or Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020.

People can also text "tips2020" plus case information to CRIMES (274637) or go to www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.

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