Woman returns stolen glasses worth $2K after seeing self on news

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A woman accused of stealing a $2,000 pair of glasses from a Wilkins Township store returned them to the owner after seeing herself on the news.

Brad Childs, the vice president of Eyetique in Penn Center, told Channel 11’s Vince Sims that the glasses were stolen from the store Wednesday night.

Childs said the robbery was caught on surveillance camera, and when the woman saw herself on the news, she returned the glasses.

“The woman was very nice. She phoned me after she saw herself on the news and asked me what we could do,” Childs said.

According to Childs, the surveillance video shows the woman taking the glasses from a locked case while a man distracted the sales person.

“It wasn’t just the good surveillance,” Childs said. “It was also a combination of the exposure you guys were able to give us on the news.”

Childs told Sims that thefts are hurtful in more ways than just financial.

“I take it very personal. I take it to my heart,” Childs said. “Not only are you stealing from my company, but you’re stealing from my family.”

Authorities haven’t said if any legal action will be taken against the woman.