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Distraction thieves target Optical Insight in Palm Springs, police say

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The Palm Springs Police Department is investigating a case of distraction theft.

The crime happened Monday afternoon at Optical Insight off Congress Avenue and it was all caught on surveillance video.

Staff members say two women came into the store around 2:40 p.m., asking to check out some designer sunglasses.

While one of the women was sitting with a store employee, the other woman can be seen on video taking glasses and putting them in her purse.

After a few minutes, the two abruptly left the store.

The store's office manager says a similar crime happened in April, which made her feel strange about what happened Monday afternoon.

She says she called police as soon as the two women left.

If you know anything about the crime, you're asked to call the Palm Springs Police Department.

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