A San Luis Obispo eyeglass store was “pretty much wiped out” of merchandise in a burglary early Saturday morning, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department.
Sgt. Fred Mickel said that at about 4:20 a.m., multiple people pried open the glass doors to the Sunglass Hut on the 800 block of Higuera Street and made off with “almost the entire store.”
The thieves were reportedly four men wearing dark clothes and gloves, surveillance footage allegedly captured.
After forcing entry, the suspects allegedly disabled the alarm system, robbed the merchandise from the main room and also took inventory from the back storage area as well as cash from the cash register, according to a department news release.
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They say the suspects were only in the store for about four minutes and then left in an unknown direction.
Police add that a similar burglary occurred at a sister store in the Pismo Beach Outlet Center. Mickel said an employee came in to work Saturday morning and discovered the burglary.
Calls to the business were not immediately answered Saturday morning. Investigators are reviewing surveillance footage of the incident and continue to probe the incident.
If anyone has any information about the burglary, San Luis Obispo police would appreciate a call at 781-7317, police said.