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It is a typographical error. You can tell that because the sentence begins with a lowercase letter, so obviously the first word is missing. The correct sentence (in all varieties of English) is: Does the bill have to be paid before leaving the restaurant?
The most natural option is: Who were my spectacles stolen by? Or two rather more formal options: Whom were my spectacles stolen by? By whom were my spectacles stolen? Generally, it is helpful to turn the original question around to a statement, Tom stole my spectacles! then change the statement to passive, My spectacles were stolen by Tom! ...
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