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Web-savvy tipsters help W. Jordan cops nab LensCrafter thieves
First Published Apr 15 2014 06:40 am • Last Updated Apr 15 2014 08:55 am

If you steal $2,700 in high-end sunglasses, selling them on Facebook is not a bright idea. Having those shades in your car during a traffic stop? Double dumb.

West Jordan police Office Ian Adams said Tuesday that those two stupid criminal tricks, along with the help of observant, web-savvy tipsters, led to the arrests of two male suspects in the April 8 thefts at the LensCrafter store, 7083 S. Plaza Center Drive.

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The suspects grabbed the glasses and ran while an employee was helping another customer, police said.

WJPD published photos of the men taken from the store’s security camera and soon citizens were calling in information.

"Tipsters even provided screen shots of one suspect’s Facebook page where he was offering the stolen sunglasses for sale," Adams said.

One of the suspects, a 33-year-old man, was located during a traffic stop on Saturday. He was in possession of some of the stolen sunglasses and arrested. The second suspect, 34, was located and arrested 3 a.m. Monday at a friend’s West Jordan home.

Both men were booked into Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of felony theft and arrest warrants.


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