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3 Separate Optometry Break-ins Reported in Escondido, La Mesa, San Diego

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Police are investigating three separate burglaries at optometry stores across San Diego County Thursday morning. 

San Diego police were investigating the first break-in at an optometry office on Santo Road south of state Route 52 at about 2:45 a.m. 

A second break-in was reporteed an hour later at a Lenscrafters on W. Valley Parkway in Escondido at about 3:45 a.m. 

Escondido police said the store's alarm went off and glass was broken at the front of the store but it was not immediately clear if anything was stolen.

At about 5 a.m., a third burglary was reported at an Expo Optics optometry office on El Cajon Boulevard near 73rd Street. The office's wood door was visibly broken at the scene. 

The La Mesa Police Department said they were investigating a valid burglary but the store's loss was not yet known.

An employee at the store told NBC 7 some high-end sunglasses were taken. 

No suspect descriptions have been provided for any of the break-ins. 

The police departments have not said if they believe any of the case are related, or connected to a break-in at an optometry clinic in Chula Vista last month

On July 16, up to $50,000 worth of eyeglasses were stolen from Bianes Vision Care Optometry located on 374 East H Street in Chula Vista, CVPD Detective Xanthe Rosario confirmed.

The Chula Vista Police Department announced a reward Wednesday for tips that lead to an arrest in that case. 

No other information was available.

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