HOUSTON - It was a smash and grab, times two.
Edgar Fuentes' two businesses, one on Bellaire Boulevard and one on Beechnut Street, were burglarized within minutes of each other.
The twist is that Fuentes saw both break-ins as they were happening.
His surveillance cameras are linked to his cellphone.
Fuentes owns two Optical Illusionz stores and said the same person robbed both locations by breaking the front glass and kicking in the door.
The thief then made a mad dash for the designer frames on display, stealing thousands of dollars worth.
Fuentes said the stolen goods are worth about $45,000 retail.
The first target was Fuentes' optometry clinic and eyewear store on Beechnut, and then minutes later, his second location on Bellaire was targeted.
"My heart just dropped, and I said, 'Let me check my other location,' so I checked this one and I could see them pulling in and unfortunately, I can't do anything about it. Just watch it live," Fuentes said. "It's only a 10-minute distance, so they drove after that location, drove to this location, busted through the front glass door and stole some more eyewear."
Fuentes said he knows the same person broke into both stores because the burglar was wearing a Mickey Mouse mask.
The thief grabbed a bunch of frames before bolting out of the store and into a getaway car.
"You will get caught sooner or later," Fuentes said.
Anyone who recognizes the person in the surveillance video is asked to call police.
Fuentes said his employees no longer leave high-end glasses on display overnight and he is working on getting a better security system.
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