Town Square

Post a New Topic

$10,000 in eyeglasses stolen in Palo Alto

Original post made on Oct 14, 2012

Burglars stole $10,000 in eyeglasses and sunglasses from a downtown Palo Alto optometrist Thursday, Oct. 11, police said.

This story contains 61 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Comments (8)

Like this comment
Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Oct 14, 2012 at 7:33 pm

$10,000? What is that, 3 pair?

Like this comment
Posted by retail or wholesale?
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Oct 14, 2012 at 8:26 pm

and nothing of value was lost...

Like this comment
Posted by jim sullivan
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 15, 2012 at 8:23 am

If one is from new yawrk, that'd be a total of 2 pair(w the 2nd being 1/2 off)

Like this comment
Posted by KP
a resident of South of Midtown
on Oct 15, 2012 at 11:45 am

@ all of the above...LOL! Got Jokes?! Too funny. His insurance will cover it.
My question is...Who can they sell prescription glasses to? I guess the sunglasses will be easy.

Like this comment
Posted by Jan H.
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Were they actual glasses with lenses or just the frames? My guess is that if they are designer frames and sunglasses, they will end up on the black market in China, Taiwan, or Mexico.

My husband had an employee a few years ago who had married into a family of smugglers. At Christmas time, they would offer us cheap stolen Rolexes, or free fake Rolexes. Eventually this employee left, because her husband's family demanded that she run the flower business they were using as a cover to launder money!

No real point to the story, other than to illustrate that black market smugglers can be in some of the most seemingly innocuous places.

Like this comment
Posted by moi
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm

The proprietor has been very helpful to me, and courteous to boot.

I hope the store rebounds soon.

Like this comment
Posted by Resident
a resident of Green Acres
on Oct 15, 2012 at 10:42 pm

This is my eye glassess place. How horrible! What low life would do this.

Like this comment
Posted by Roger
a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 16, 2012 at 4:57 pm

There is a booming market in stolen designer frames all of a sudden. Some guy in San Angelo, Texas just walked into an optometry store and started putting high priced designer frames into a bag and walked out. He was caught in that case but it's becoming a more popular robbery or burglary item.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Nobu confirmed to open in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 20,323 views

And one more makes three
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 6,206 views

Secretary of Plate
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 2,088 views

New York College Tours
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 3 comments | 1,037 views

Family Planning: Both Agree Before Getting Pregnant
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 668 views


Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 23 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $4 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.