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Pair sought who walked away with Gibson guitars (recovered)

Discussion in 'Stolen Gear Registry' started by laristotle, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. GWN!

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    Re: Pair sought who walked away with Gibson guitars

    I guess with such clear pictures of the thieves it won't be long before someone in the community recognizes them.
     
  2. bw66

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    Yes, I'm pretty sure that treating all of their customers like criminals would cost them more in the long run than the occasional theft.
     
  3. Rick31797

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    Costco does it, and by the looks of it, people don't care... were not talking patting you down.. were talking checking receipts and anything leave the store.. i bet Costco thief percentage is very close to zero.
     
  4. R.S.Fraser Sr.

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  6. Chito

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    Re: Pair sought who walked away with Gibson guitars

    Exactly. That's what the cameras are for. It's less risky, there's no confrontations. I don't think these 2 people are aware that they have cameras. Nowadays it's not as easy to hide. With the advent of the web with it's forums, social media, etc. it's harder to commit a crime.
     
  7. Rick31797

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    I doubt Costco misses you, if its anything like the one i go to..your lucky to get a parking space.




     
  8. Steadfastly

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    Re: Pair sought who walked away with Gibson guitars

    Costco's sales and L & M's sales cannot even come close to being compared. Costco can afford to have someone doing this. L & M cannot.
     
  9. toby2

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    Re: Pair sought who walked away with Gibson guitars

    About 10 years ago , a couple made off with a bunch of guitars from Ontario shops . They grabbed a 50's J200 from Songbird and a Martin or two from Folkways .
     
  10. Hamstrung

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    Re: Pair sought who walked away with Gibson guitars

    This, from L&M's Facebook page:

    "To anyone following the news story about two high-end Gibson guitars that were stolen from our store in Burlington (https://www.thespec.com/…/5655718-pair-sought-who-walked-aw…/):
    Thanks to Halton Regional Police Service and all the people who shared this story on social media, the thieves have been caught and the guitars have been returned to Long & McQuade - Burlington. Glad to have these beauties back!"

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  11. GuitarsCanada

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    Re: Pair sought who walked away with Gibson guitars

    Social media strikes again
     
  12. GWN!

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    Re: Pair sought who walked away with Gibson guitars

    Just saw that on Facebook. Good news.
     
  13. Rick31797

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    Re: Pair sought who walked away with Gibson guitars

    So what is the prediction, they will get...a fine wont do any good, i guess it depends if they found more stolen stuff..and if they have a record
     
  14. bw66

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    Re: Pair sought who walked away with Gibson guitars

    ... and how rich their parents are...
     
  15. JBFairthorne

    JBFairthorne Gold Member

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    Re: Pair sought who walked away with Gibson guitars

    Actually, what I was referring to is the checking of my personal bag, backpack, purse, pockets, whatever upon entering or leaving the store. There's a big difference between that and checking my wal-mart bag and it's contents against my receipt. You want to check my personal bags? Sure, as soon as you show me a warrant.

    Actually I bought my first guitar at Steve's in '93. I never had that experience. But quite frankly, if they did that to me, I would hop on the TTC and head straight to L&M.
     

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