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Thieves make off with $8,000 in eyewear from Oak Bay store

The investigation has involved the Oak Bay and Saanich police departments, along with an RCMP team.

Thieves smashed a window of an optical store in Oak Bay and made off with 40 pairs of glasses valued at $8,000, according to police.

Oak Bay police responded to an alarm at the business in the 2000 block of Cadboro Bay Road at 4 a.m. last Wednesday. An RCMP dog team was dispatched, but no suspects were found.

The Saanich police forensic team conducted an examination of the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

Police ask anyone with information about the thefts to call the department at 250-592-2424 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.