Pair steals $7,500 worth of eyeglasses

Published 4:24 pm Wednesday, January 11, 2017

HOOVER – Police are looking for a couple who allegedly stole more than $7,500 worth of eyeglasses from a local store—and could be connected to similar thefts in other parts of the country.

Hoover Police Department released surveillance images, obtained from investigations in Arizona and California, of a man and woman wanted for questioning related to a felony first-degree theft of property from LensCrafters off U.S. 280 on Dec. 22, 2016.

“This couple was working together as they concealed a combination of prescription and sunglass frames,” according to HPD. “They were described as being ‘over-the-top’ affectionate with each other, meaning they wanted to convey the appearance of being in a relationship to possibly avoid suspicion—hugging, kissing, ‘oh, you look so good in those,’ etc.”

No information is known about the vehicle the pair were traveling in.

“Other LensCrafters in the area have been victimized by these two,” according to police. “HPD has received information that they have also hit LensCrafters in other parts of the country.”

Anyone with information about the suspects or the case should contact HPD Detective Courtney Pittman at 444-7614.

Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous and possible qualify for a cash reward can contact Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 254-7777.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

Anonymous tips can also be left on the HPD website at