Town Square

Post a New Topic

Guitar thief allegedly stole to stock own store

Original post made on Sep 25, 2007

A man who allegedly stole high-end guitars and violins to stock his own music store -- including $150,000 worth of instruments taken from stores in Palo Alto, Mountain View and five other cities -- has been arrested in Ceres, Calif., Palo Alto police announced Wednesday night.

This story contains 239 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Comments (2)

Like this comment
Posted by Brettzky
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Sep 25, 2007 at 8:41 pm

I have heard about this story in Bakersfield about 20 miles south of McFarland. Some of the guitars ended up sold at the Guitar center in Bakersfield. Many were sold to customers at premium prices. PRS's, Gibsons, and Heritage. They were never claimed. I'm sure that the music stores that lost thier inventory have since been reimbursed for the losses from insurance of theft.


Like this comment
Posted by Guitar lover
a resident of another community
on Sep 25, 2007 at 10:49 pm

Here's a company that's been created to help recover items like this.

Web Link


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

And one more makes three
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 14,987 views

Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 16 comments | 6,926 views

Secretary of Plate
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 3,932 views

New York College Tours
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,487 views

Sing and celebrate
By Sally Torbey | 3 comments | 330 views

 

Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 23 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $4 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.

DONATE HERE