Woman Caught on Camera Stealing Expensive Vintage Guitars From Store in Orange

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Police in Orange are searching for a brazen thief who recently made off with two expensive vintage guitars from a local shop.

The woman is seen on surveillance footage grabbing the guitars from the display at Imperial Vintage Guitars.

When another customer asked the employee to look at another item upstairs, the woman pounced on the opportunity to make her getaway, according to the store’s owner.

She is seen running out of the store with two guitars in hand.

The theft occurred about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, Orange Police Department Sgt. Phil McMullin said. The store, one of three locations in Southern California, is located at 864 N. Main St.

The items stolen were a 1955 Gretsch Firebird worth about $9,000, and a 1968 Gibson Johnny Smith worth about $10,000. They were the two most expensive guitars in the shop, the owner told KTLA.

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