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Guitar Center Falls Victim to Yet Another Theft, Third Incident Since October

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Dec. 31, 2015 By Michael Florio

A local guitar store might need to beef up its security.

The Guitar Center, located at 34-17 48th Street, fell victim to a guitar theft on Dec. 23–the third such incident since October.

On this occasion, three men and one woman entered the store at about 7:10 pm and just walked out with a Mac computer and a guitar, according to the NYPD.

The police said that the female suspect has been described as black, approximately 5’5” and in her mid-20s.

The second suspect has been described as a male, black, approximately 45-years-old who was wearing a winter hat, police said. The third suspect is believed to be a male, black, approximately 30-years-old.. The last suspect is a male, black, who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Police have released surveillance video of the four and are asking anyone with any information to call 1-800-577-TIPS.

Theft seems to be a common occurrence at the Guitar Center.

On October 2nd a man stole a Roland Electric Drum Kit Module that was priced at $2,199.

On October 18th a man stuffed a $4,650 guitar under his shirt and left the store without paying. Steven Proios, 32, was arrested on Dec. 1 in connection to the Oct. 18th theft, according to police.

A Guitar Center worker said Thursday that he doubted that the perpetrators of this latest theft would get away with it, given the amount of surveillance in the store.

“There are so many cameras in here that it would be nearly impossible not to get caught,” the employee said.

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Anonymous visitor

I went there before Christmas three times. Always the same employee helped me. I saw 1 or 2 more guys working at the same time. This store is too big to have only 3 people working. And the register is in the middle of the store. None of the employees are anywhere near the door. It really feels like they run store on honesty system. It is up to costumer to make sure that he or she pays for merchandise not to employee. I don’t think they have any security who is doing loss prevention.

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Rikki

it never is a Jew Russian Vietnamese Greek Iraqi or en some African tribe doing this consistently and they wonder why they are watched so closely when entering a store.

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Anonymous visitor

This place used to have a guy at the exit checking bags and receipts – bring him back

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Chef of the Future

Maybe they should invest in a coffee machine for the security guards. It seems they are falling asleep on the job a lot.

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EPiC1979

That’s the problem, there aren’t security guards. No one in the store is paying attention to anything other than staring at the walls. I’ve gone in there to buy stuff and gotten the silent treatment from employees.

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Anonymous

On behalf of AfricanAmericans, we stand against getting caught stealing. I apologize on behalf of my short sister.

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Anonymous

First off, they don’t show the sustainability doing nothing. You can’t judge this video properly without actually seeing her going out the door with something. Don’t get fooled.

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The queens taster

I think gangsta rap is evolving and they are starting to play with musical instruments, can’t wait to see the new video authentically done on the camera of a Mac.

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anonymous

i’m tired of this shit happening, but at least all of their faces are clearly on camera. it was a mistake to get rid of the anti-theft devices this place used to have.

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Concerned Forest Hills Resident Citizen Mayoral Candidate 2016

its obviouslly a band of thieves and i will NOT stand for it !! trump wont stand anyof this ur all over mark my words bucko

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