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Watch: Masked robbers steal thousands of pounds’ worth of glasses in raid on Broadheath opticians

By David Prior at

A Broadheath opticians has offered a reward of £500 for information leading to the prosecution of masked men who ransacked their store in the early hours of Monday morning.

Shocking CCTV released by H&H Eyecare on Draybank Road shows three masked men raiding their shop at 12.35am on Monday October 10th. Their voices can be clearly heard in the three-minute-long raid.

Thousands of pounds of frames and sunglasses were stolen, including brands such as Rayban, Tom Ford, Jimmy Choo, Tag Heuer, Maui Jim, Tiffany & Co. Pepe Jeans and Joules.

Watch CCTV of the robbery here:

The burglars stashed the stolen glasses in a used sharps bin and a large black rucksack which is though to have been taen from a nearby tattoo parlour, so there a risk of contamination.

The store is now offering a £500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the people responsible.

The masked men enter the Draybank Road shop - a weapon can be seen on the floor

The masked men enter the Draybank Road shop – a weapon can be seen on the floor

Susan Eccles, of H&H Eyecare, said: “We are a husband and wife team who are working extremely hard to establish a new business and this has been devastating.

“These thefts affect us emotionally and financially and we are offering a £500 reward for any information that will lead to the successful arrest and prosecution of these individuals.”

The three men can be seen filling a sharps bin and a rucksack with glasses

The three men can be seen filling a sharps bin and a rucksack with glasses

Anyone with information about the crime should contact the police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

With one side of the shop ransacked, the men turn their attention to displays on the other side

With one side of the shop ransacked, the men turn their attention to displays on the other side

H&H Eyecare on Draybank Road

H&H Eyecare on Draybank Road