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Police: Man Stuffs $4,500 Guitar Up His Shirt, Walks Out of 48th Street Store

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Nov. 16, 2015 Staff Report

Police are searching for a man who allegedly stole a guitar worth more than $4,500 from the Guitar Center last month.

The man entered the Guitar Center, located at 34-17 48th Street, on Oct. 18th at 3:50 pm and then stuffed a $4,650 guitar under his shirt and left the store without paying, according to the NYPD.

Police described the suspect as a male, white, 30-years-old, approximately 5’10” and 165 pounds. He was wearing a two-tone gray long sleeve shirt over a black t-shirt with a white chest design, blue jeans, black sneakers and eyeglasses.

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

This is the second theft to take place at the guitar shop in just a matter of weeks. On October 2nd a man stole a Roland Electric Drum Kit Module, which was listed on the store’s website for $2,199.

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George Seroma

I love this place and the employees. Always very professional and its fun to try out the instruments. A creep like this is going to ruin it for others who simply come in to enjoy the instruments. Catch this S.O.B. already.

X con

The employees here seem to avoid eye contact with customers who have questions. He was probaby ready to check out but the workers were to lazy to ring him up and just peaced out!

The Queens taster.

1st the Drums now the Guitar, I’m no Sherlock but it seems to me we have a Band of thieves playing in our neighborhood.


He should start a band with the guy who stole the drum kit last month.
They can play at Murphy’s, Bliss Street Station, Shelley’s and PJ Horgan’s.

Del Toro

Wow, I hope they catch this scum and put that guitar up his –ahem- shirt again while they ask him to demonstrate how he stole it. Anyway, what’s wrong with this store, first someone steals a drum kit controller, and now this guy walks out with a guitar.


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