A Sydney influencer named Sarah Stevenson, commonly known as Sarah's Day on social media, has successfully repurchased her stolen $650 Prada sunglasses. The sunglasses were stolen from the Cronulla Post Office earlier this month, and the thief was caught on CCTV. Sarah received backlash online after filing a police report to recover her designer accessory, with critics accusing her of wasting police time on a 'first world problem.'
On Tuesday, Sarah expressed her frustration at having to buy the expensive sunglasses again, as the police were unable to apprehend the culprit. However, she mentioned that she managed to find the same sunglasses at a 30% discount. Assuring her followers that a comprehensive update would follow, she shared that she hadn't retrieved the original sunglasses and these were the replacement pair she purchased.
Sarah received criticism from her followers when she originally posted about the police report, with some deriding her for wearing such expensive sunglasses to a post office. Despite the negative comments, Sarah expressed genuine sadness and frustration over losing her beloved accessory. In a TikTok video explaining the incident, she revealed that she had placed the sunglasses on a nearby table while dealing with her 20-month-old son and an oversized package she intended to mail. Seizing the opportunity in Sarah's moment of distraction, a thief slyly slipped the designer sunglasses into her purse.
Following the TikTok video, Sarah also shared footage of herself walking into her local police station. She displayed her determination to resolve the matter by taking proactive steps to seek justice.
While some individuals criticized Sarah for seeking police involvement in what they perceived as a minor issue, it is important to remember that theft is a crime regardless of the item stolen. Sarah's effort to reclaim her stolen sunglasses demonstrates her commitment to justice, and the outcome of her repurchasing them serves as a reminder of the value she places on her possessions.