FARMINGTON — The San Juan County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary at a Flora Vista business.
A suspect broke into Shade-N-Specs Optical, 842 N.M. Highway 516, early Saturday morning. Sheriff's deputies arrived at the business at about 3 a.m. on Saturday after an alarm was triggered, according to a sheriff's office news release.
It appears that someone broke into the business, stole glasses and left out a back door, said Deputy Nicholas Duncan, the first officer on scene, in a prepared statement.
Spades-N-Specs manufactures and sells prescription eye glasses and sunglasses.
Jim Ford, the owner of the business, said the glass front door was broken and about $9,000 worth of glasses were stolen. Most of the stolen glasses were sunglasses, he said.
“They were high-end, flexible sunglasses,” he said. “They knew a little bit about what they were doing.”
Ford said it was the first time his business had been burglarized.
Duncan said a witness at a nearby gas station saw a man with a medium to dark complexion run from the back of the store. The suspect was wearing dark shorts and a multi-colored shirt that was pulled over his head. He ran south and crossed Highway 516 before witnesses lost site of him, according to the news release.
Anyone with information regarding the crime is asked to call Detective Sgt. Kyle Lincoln at 505-334-7744 or San Juan County Crime Stoppers at 505-334-8477 (TIPS).Ryan Boetel covers crime and San Juan County for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4644 and email@example.com. Follow him @rboetel on Twitter.