Police seeking man who stole guitar worth more than $4K from LIC Guitar Center

Police are looking for a man who stole a guitar from a Guitar Center in Long Island City.
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Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who stuffed a custom Gibson guitar valued at $4,650 under his shirt and fled a Guitar Center in Long Island City.

The suspect made his getaway on Oct. 18 at 3:50 p.m. at the 34-17 48th St. location, police said.

Authorities described him as a white male believed to be 30 years old, standing 5 foot 10 inches tall and weighing 165 pounds. During the burglary, he was observed wearing a plaid, gray, long-sleeved shirt over a black T-shirt with a white chest design, blue jeans, black sneakers and glasses.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.