PHOENIX — A Phoenix Police Department investigation into the theft of $300 prescription sunglasses included conducting multiple interviews, checking surveillance video and even checking DNA evidence. But a police spokesman says the fact that the victim was a City Council member wasn’t a consideration.

Sgt. Jonathan Howard told the Arizona Republic (https://goo.gl/TQzw4w ) that Councilman Jim Waring got good service but not special consideration after reporting the theft and that checking DNA on a hat left behind by the thief isn’t delaying work on evidence from more serious crimes.

An officer, a sergeant and a police lieutenant responded to the branch library where Waring’s sunglasses were stolen Aug. 3 while he was in the men’s room.

No arrest has occurred but Howard says the DNA evidence might provide a lead.


Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com