Stolen Guitars in So Cal

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by tdtom, May 21, 2019.

  1. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Gretschie

    Nov 11, 2018
    Paris, north down Montmartre hill
    Hummmm... Right, quite strange. He may be a partner in that robbery.

    When you're half in panic and fully out of breath, possibly you don't think of everything you should.

    What's also important is to keep all picks securely locked, they vanish so quickly.
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  2. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    She knew enough to grab the most expensive, although may just have been a matter of looking at price tags. I agree about the case. Anyone buying an expensive vintage guitar should be suspicious if there's no case. Usually these kind of things are sold at pennies on the dollar. Happened at Willie's Guitars in St. Paul a few years ago. It was a smash and grab though. Smashed the door after hours, grabbed 4 guitars near the door. Never found them.
  3. sh4rkbyt3

    sh4rkbyt3 Gretschie

    Mar 8, 2019
    Elkton, MD
    These cameras are better than many I've seen. With todays technology there's no excuse for crappy quality video that could save you a lot of money. I mean some are REALLY bad!
  4. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    Really bad...pre meditated all the way. But I can tell you what's worse than this: to have your home broken into and your valuables and memorabilia stolen and pawned for drugs!
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  5. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Yep, they got my Ben Roethlisberger autographed football and the firearms I inherited from my father, along with a few Gretsch pro lines and my flat screen.
    Worse thing was, the cops didnt give a rip.
    That's why my valuables, including guitars, are locked up in a large safe.
    It sucks not being able to just pick a guitar up and play it...
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  6. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Interesting, I would have thought that recognition/tips would have been more frequent. I stand corrected, and thank you for the info.
  7. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Some folks will do anything to play gig after their own guitars are stolen. Bad folks.
  8. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Gretschie

    Feb 25, 2019
    I thought the same until I had a job that dealt with it.

    Afterwards the company decreed "If you have a company laptop, lock it up at night or take it home with you." When I had to enforce that, one person said "Why? I thought we had the guy on camera." Sigh.

    It was interesting that the stolen computers were limited to laptops used by the 3 executive administrative assistants we had and the one "tower" PC that was a server for the folks that dealt with facilities and properties.

    Several months later the company was purchased by a larger company and I am 100% dead certain that company was behind the theft and they had help from someone on the inside. The thief walked straight up to where these computers were, no hunting around at all. In and out in about 2 minutes.
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  9. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Gretschie

    Feb 25, 2019
    You're right, but my first thought was that the employee might be in on it however I'm a bit jaded when it comes to things people do to others.
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  10. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  11. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
  12. tdtom

    tdtom Gretschie

    Oct 26, 2018
    new zealand
    Great news. Interesting That this thread had the news for me, before I saw it in the LA Times. You guys are better than the news hubs that I follow.
  13. giffenf

    giffenf Synchromatic

    Oct 26, 2008
    Los Angeles
    When I was at GC in Seattle over the weekend, we were talking with the staff about their new location. They said, "We've already had our first break-in," almost proudly. Confused, we asked for details. To show that you don't have to be smart to be a thief, the perpetrators broke into this new store before they'd installed their bars and gates on the windows and doors. Then they took some microphones, easy to carry and pretty high-ticket, so far, so good. But then. They took them to the Redmond GC and tried to sell them back. And that's when they got caught.
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  14. Scott Fraser

    Scott Fraser Country Gent

    Jan 14, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Well, if they had any brains they wouldn't be stealing stuff.
  15. r0de0

    r0de0 Gretschie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Collingwood, ON Canada
    Meth: Not even once.
  16. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Gretschie

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
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  17. Sabato

    Sabato Gretschie

    Mar 22, 2019
    I think it shows that if they had any brains they wouldn't be running a business that way....
  18. rob batz

    rob batz Synchromatic

    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
    I was a crack head but I never stole! Just sayin
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