Meet The Awkward Guitar Thief Who Just Casually Stole $5000

Still on the prowl, this Not-So-Smooth Criminal waltzed right into the Long Island City Guitar Center and shuffled his way right back out while trying to hide a $4,650 Gibson guitar under his shirt:

This surveillance footage is from October 18th, 2015 at 3:50 PM, and although the police have been investigating the footage, they're still yet to apprehend this thief.

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According to the NYPD statement:

"An unknown male suspect removed a custom Gibson guitar valued at $4,650 from a display stand, secreted the guitar under his shirt and exited the store without paying."

This footage was released in order to ask the public for their help.  The suspect is described as 5 foot 10 inches, about 165 pounds (soaking wet), and around the age of 30.  He was wearing a gray colored long sleeve shirt over a black t-shirt including a white chest design.  His outfit also included blue jeans, black tennis shoes, and eye glasses.

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Call the NYPD Crime Stopper's Hotline

If you recognize this individual, please anonymously report his identity to the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline by calling the following number:


You can also submit your tips on the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting 274637 (which spells CRIMES) then enter TIP577.  Of course, your personal identity will be kept strictly confidential.