‘It’s unbearable’: Robbers steal $40K worth of designer glasses from San Francisco Mission District store

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — A little, household-owned company in San Francisco is just not positive how significantly more it can get following robbers stole from them but yet again, and harm one particular of their staff.

Just prior to noon on Monday, two robbers produced off with $40,000 well worth of designer eyewear from Veo Optics found at 798 Valencia Road in the Mission.

Every single frame begins at around $400. 

Optician Lana Russu claimed she identified the suspects as quickly as they walked in. 

“They’ve stolen from us before, they have stolen from the Marina shop and, of class, they come straight to our Dior location, grab two glasses, I tried out retrieve them, grabbed 1 and the male afterwards just claims ‘I’m going to pepper spray you,'” claimed Russu. “I jumped back so he only obtained half of my experience.”

Russu’s coworker tried to aid.

“My colleague tried out to demand towards them and do anything about it, but one particular of them looked like he was reaching for a little something in his pocket, like a gun, so he stepped back, it is not really worth it,” she included. “It’s not fair.”

Veo Optics has been functioning in San Francisco since 2009. The owner’s nephew Jesse Pascoe claims they’ve been strike three instances in the last two weeks. To start with, they focused their store in the Marina. Thirty minutes immediately after that theft, they hit the Veo Optics store in the Mission. In overall, Pascoe claimed they received away with $16,000 well worth of merchandise that day. 

“This is hurting us, it really is draining us, the psychological, money pressure, it is really unbearable,” explained Pascoe. “At this stage we have to have aid.”.

He explained trying to emerge from the pandemic has been complicated plenty of. 

“And then to get a contact in the center of the working day declaring that one of our female employees just got pepper sprayed – it hurts,” he included. 

The family members is established on opening a new retail store exterior of San Francisco, in Sonoma County.