File this under ‘Things I didn’t expect to write about today’. Apparently there was a burglary in a high end London sunglasses store. Among the dozens of pairs of stolen eyewear was a pair of screen worn sunglasses from the Disney film “Cruella” that were to be auctioned off for charity.
The theft happened at the Tim Davies eyewear store in London’s Sloane Square.
Many pairs of glasses were stolen, valued at about $700k, but just the ‘Cruella’ glasses were valued at more than that. They were expected to fetch more money as they were being sold for charity to benefit Orbis International, an organization that fights avoidable blindness in the developing world.
There were pairs worn by both Emma Thompson and Emma Stone that were taken.
According to Tom Davies one set was still there:
‘Luckily we still have one set so, as long as we can get the window repaired, we can still go ahead. But I shall keep them under lock and key until then.‘
Tom Davies has put up posters that say:
“If you are offered any sunglasses with “TOM DAVIES FOR CRUELLA” engraved on the inside arm, please can you let us know @tdtomdavies.
Our store was broken into on 9 June at 2AM and hundreds of frames were taken.
The thieves probably didn’t know they has also stolen glasses recently made for the film Cruella which were due to be auctioned off for charity.
These distinctive frames have a far bigger value at a charity auction than to the criminals that have vandalized our store and will struggle to sell them.
If you are offered any of these frames or have any information yiu can share, please let us or the local police know.
If you have the glasses in your possession, we will swap them for a pair of Tom Davies sunglasses. Unless you’re one of the thieves, in which case we will happily hand you over to the authorities.”
CCCT video captured the thieves:
The theft happened on June 9 and so far police have not made an arrest in this theft. If you have any information please contact the proper authorities.
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