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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.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 4, 2006, 11:53 PM

Comments

Posted by Brettzky, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
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.


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