Man Stole $4.5K Gibson From Guitar Center in Queens: Police

Police are searching for the man who they say stole a guitar worth thousands of dollars from a Queens music shop.

Surveillance video from the 48th Street Guitar Center in Long Island City shows the man looking around as he takes the black guitar from a display stand and conceals it under his jacket. He then allegedly left the store without paying for the instrument.

The guitar is a custom Gibson valued at $4,650, according to police.

The alleged theft happened on Oct. 18 just before 4 p.m.

Police have asked anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

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