Man who stole $8,000 guitar by hiding it in his pants wanted by police north of Toronto
York Regional Police are looking for a man who allegedly stole an $8,000 guitar from a music store north of Toronto last month by hiding it in his pants.
In a press release on Wednesday, investigators said they learned of the alleged theft on Dec. 30 from a Richmond Hill music store in the Leslie Street area south of Elgin Mills Road East.
According to investigators, 10 days before the police report was filed, an unknown man entered the music store and stole a guitar by hiding it in his pants.
The guitar, the Gibson Custom Shop 60th Anniversary ’59 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar, is valued at around $8,000.
Police said the man then fled the area in a vehicle driven by a second male suspect.
Footage of the two suspects has been released by police, along with surveillance video which appears to show one of the men at the music store playing a guitar before shoving it into his pants and covering the body of the instrument with its sweater.
The suspects are described by police as white males in their twenties. The man who appeared to be hiding the guitar in his clothing was wearing “loose and extremely baggy pants” at the time of the incident, police said.
An image of the stolen guitar was also provided by police.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing and police are asking anyone with information to contact them or Crime Stoppers.