Sometime during the late evening or early morning hours Abay International was robbed of Oakely brand sunglasses and an undisclosed amount of cash. This was not your typical back door robbery. The thieves used some kind of a blunt instrument to pound through the glass front door. Looked like they had to hit the glass 4 or 5 times before the glass could be peeled back so the crooks could enter the store. Pretty ballsy move to break in through the front door. I am sure the downtown police patrol will be beefed up. The Jefferson County Sheriff's are handling the investigation.