Upper Arlington police nabbed three suspects last week who are accused of trying to steal $3,300 worth of merchandise from a local eye services store.

Upper Arlington police nabbed three suspects last week who are accused of trying to steal $3,300 worth of merchandise from a local eye services store.

Three Columbus women, ages 37, 22 and 20, were charged with shoplifting and failure to comply with a no-trespass order May 24 after they allegedly attempted to steal 13 pairs of eyeglass frames from a store in the 1500 block of West Lane Avenue.

According to reports, the women entered the store at 5:39 p.m. and an employee called police because they were suspected of stealing items from the same store May 12.

While making the call, one of the women allegedly stated, "She's calling the cops," and each woman grabbed eyeglass frames and ran from the store, police reports said.

A patrol officer in the area was able to locate a vehicle matching the description of one being driven by the women and stopped it at a housing complex near Lane Avenue and Kenny Road. The officer held the suspects at gunpoint until other officers arrived, reports said.

Once backup arrived, the vehicle and the surrounding area were searched, and officers reported finding 13 pairs of eyeglass frames valued at a total of $3,300 that had been stolen. An employee of the store also was able to identify the women as being involved in the May 12 thefts from the store.

In other recent Upper Arlington Police Division reports:

* A woman living in the 3800 block of Norbrook Drive reported someone let the air out of her vehicle's tires between 10:50 and 11 p.m. May 26.

* A nailgun valued at $900, a Sawzall valued at $350, a hammer drill valued at $120, a drill valued at $100, a tool bag valued at $50, an electrical outlet toner valued at $45 and an electrical stapler valued at $35 were stolen from a Westerville company's vehicle while it was parked in the 4700 block of Bayford Court at roughly 6:48 p.m. May 26.

* An engagement ring valued at $8,000, a laptop computer valued at $1,179, a ring valued at $300, a necklace valued at $300 and two bracelets valued at a total of $116 were stolen from a house in the 2200 block of Bristol Road between May 6 and May 15.

* A woman in the 2700 block of Woodstock Road reported at 2:40 p.m. May 24 that she was scammed out of $560 by an unknown man who was supposed to do maintenance work on her driveway but never did.

* A woman in the 1800 block of Riverside Drive reported the theft of $1,000 from her home between noon May 10 and noon May 23.

* A 2016 Porsche Macan valued at $60,000 was stolen from a driveway in the 4000 block of Fairfax Drive at approximately 4 a.m. May 24.