Fernandina Beach shop uses social media to find thief who took $3K in glasses

by: Deanna Bettineschi, Action News Jax Updated:

Mike Sharpe said one woman decided to steal from the wrong store.

He said his two surveillance systems caught the woman on camera stealing 10 different pairs of glasses from Eye Envy Optical and Sunglasses and putting them in her purse.

He’s already posted her picture on social media and hopes the community will help him find out who she is.

“I got a $100 cash reward out for the first person who gives me that person’s name,” Sharpe said.

We were at Sharpe’s store last year when a man also decided to steal from him.

“We got him fairly quickly, we knew who he was from your show and social media, and he got six months in jail for one pair,” Sharpe said.

We reached out to Fernandina Beach police to see how often business burglaries happen in the city.

They say that in 2016, there were 35 burglaries to a business. This year, there have been 15 so far.

Sharp said in total, about $3,500 worth of glasses were taken from his store in the latest burglary.

“When she gets caught, I’ll do my best to make sure she goes to jail for a while,” he said.

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