Woman Accused of Stealing Vintage Guitars From California Music Store

Police in Orange, California, were seeking a woman accused of stealing two vintage guitars, valued at around $19,000, from a store on North Main Street on Saturday, May 18.

One of the store’s owners, Shai Ashkenazi, shared security footage of a woman perusing guitars with store manager Joe Little three days earlier, on Wednesday, May 15.

Shai said the woman returned on Saturday when another manager, Tyler, was on duty. While Tyler was distracted by a second woman, the alleged thief ran out with a 1955 Gretsch Firebird worth $9,000 and a 1968 Gibson Johnny Smith worth $10,000, Shai said.

Tyler banged on the hood of a car that was waiting for the woman, but they made a speedy getaway, Shai said. Credit: Imperial Vintage Guitars via Storyful