SANTIAGO.- Some 25 million pesos worth of prescription lenses and sunglasses were stolen by five assailants who broke into the Three Monkeys Eyewear store located on the corner of Avenida Vitacura and Los Abedules in the municipality of Vitacura. The suspects allegedly gained entrance to the store by using a “moon-landing” method that involves crashing a car into the front window pane of an establishment.
According to preliminary reports, the incident took place at 12:30 AM this morning when the perpetrators arrived at the store in a blue Nissan truck that had been reported stolen since Saturday from the municipality of Santiago and tried to lift the metallic curtain guard, which may not have had security padlocks since it closes electrically.
The suspects took glasses made by top-dollar brands such as Ray-Ban, Diesel, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Prada, Dior, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana, among others.
The store is located in the same shopping center as the Joquín Pacareu antiques store, which was robbed using the same entrance method in July of 2006.