The manager of Albany Plaza’s Laubman & Pank store has thanked the quick work of police for making her feel safe after they were able to charge an alleged burglar less than 24 hours after he broke into the store. Police allege a 41-year-old Albany man smashed through the glass door at the front of the store at 4.15am on Saturday then stole about $15,000 of goods, including a large quantity of prescription lenses, generic frames and sunglasses. The man has been charged with one count of burglary and commit, as well as one count of stealing. He appeared in court on Sunday and has been remanded in custody until his next appearance in Albany Magistrates Court on January 12. Laubman & Pank store manager Rachel Eastough thanked police for their quick work after more than half of the stolen goods were returned to her on Monday morning. She said the police made a point of coming to her home after the incident to let her know a man had been arrested. “I would just like to commend how well the Albany police handled this situation and made me feel really safe,” she said. “Police got camera footage from Aldi and outside the building then they arrested him that evening — I was so surprised and happy. “It made me feel safe because they said he would have been in and cased it out beforehand because he (allegedly) stole all the particular frames from the same brand.” Albany police allege the offender acted alone. Through their inquiries, Albany police were able to identify the offender before arresting and charging the man on Saturday. afternoon., just hours after the alleged burglary in the Albany CBD.