ORANGE PARK, Fla. – Burglars broke through the walls in an Orange Park strip mall Wednesday evening, stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from several stores.
It happened about 10:30 p.m. at the shopping center on Blanding Boulevard near the Orange Park Mall.
Customers at Lenscrafters told News4Jax the store was completely wiped out, saying that glasses on the wall, test equipment, computers and telephones were all stolen.
The burglars then broke through the walls to get inside the Boost Mobile store next door.
"So they break through the back door first, and they smash the outer wall," said Young Hur, Boost Mobile store manager. "As you can see, this is only drywall. There's no metal or cement or anything."
Money was stolen from the Boost Mobile store, Hur said.
"There were no alarms on," Hur said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers.