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Police investigate string of optical store break-and-enters

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They’re not thinking, and seeing, clearly.

Winnipeg police are investigating a string of 10 break-ins at optical stores across the city over the last two months.

The break-and-enters began in mid May and continued through to Canada Day at stores on McPhillips Street, Portage, Grant and Leila avenues and Henderson Highway.

Const. Eric Hofley said investigators believe the incidents are related and there may be a single suspect involved in all of the cases.

"To have 10 separate incidents at the same business, some occurring on the same dates, certainly leads investigators to believe that there’s a good possibility that they are related, so we’re treating that as such at this point," he said.

The costs of property damage and merchandise stolen amount to well over $40,000, police said.

There were no weapons or injuries reported in any of the break-ins.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents or the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-2848 or CrimeStoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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Updated on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 12:45 PM CDT: adds quotes

1:02 PM: Adds cost of damages and thefts

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