West Lothian glasses theft: Following a break-in and theft of display items at Linlithgow Specsavers, police have warned public about sunglasses for sale which "could cause significant damage to your eyes" as they launch appeal

Police have warned the public to watch out for the sale of ‘demo sunglasses’ which ‘could cause significant damage to your eyes’ after a man stole a number of display items at a Specsavers branch in West Lothian in the early hours of Monday.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 6:51 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 7:19 am
Specsavers, Linlithgow which was broken into in the early hours of Monday.

The incident is believed to have happened around 12.40am on Monday June 7 at the Specsavers branch in the Blackness Road area of Linlithgow.

Enquiries have established that a man forced entry to the premises and stole a number of display items.

Police are now warning the public to be on their guard if they are offered any sunglasses for sale as they launch an appeal to find out more information.

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The ‘demo lenses’ stolen do not offer any level of UV protection so could cause individual’s significant damage to their eyes if used.

Detective Constable Sam Plastow, from Livingston CID, said: “Enquiries into this incident are ongoing and we are appealing for any witnesses or potential private CCTV footage, which may assist us in identifying anyone involved.

“I would also like to ask that if you are offered any sunglasses for sale, please consider where they may have come from. The sunglasses stolen from Specsavers contained demo lenses, which do not offer any level of UV protection. If worn, these could cause significant damage to your eyes."

If you have any information which could assist officers, you can call 101, quoting incident 0145 of June 7.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.

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