On Jan. 3, at 1:39 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Carpinteria Eye Care, 1013 Casitas Pass Road. Upon their arrival they discovered that the store’s door lock had been removed and 60 pairs of glasses were taken. The stolen merchandise is valued between $8,000 and $15,000.
The suspects forcibly entered the business with a 50-gallon trashcan. They opened display cases with keys which were left in the locks, removing and placing the pairs of glasses into the trashcan. Video footage shows that the suspect who entered the closed business had a friend waiting outside and was in the store for one minute and three seconds. The video footage is being processed and will be provided to law enforcement. Several latent prints were lifted at the crime scene.