This week, a group of men were caught stealing a pair of glasses from a New York store, and they’re not happy about it.
They were found guilty on Wednesday in Brooklyn Federal Court, but the prosecution and defense attorneys were quick to point out that they were only caught because they were the first to steal them.
The pair of fake glasses that were taken from the New York City-based L’Oréal cosmetics store were valued at $1,300.
The thieves were apprehended after police saw them leaving the store, according to the New Yorker.
“The fact that this occurred at a New Yorker store is not an act of terrorism,” defense attorney Brian Molloy said in court, according a New Republic article.
“It was an act by a bunch of thieves who knew they were doing something illegal.”
L’Orèal apologized to the victims in a statement, and the company said it was “devastated by the actions of the individuals responsible.”
“We offer our sincere apologies to the families and loved ones of those who were robbed,” L’Oreal said.
“We have never taken part in a theft at our stores, and have always taken the necessary precautions to protect our customers, our employees and our suppliers.
We will continue to work to improve our processes and procedures.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.