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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. JBFairthorne

    JBFairthorne Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2014
    Hawkestone, Ontario
    Re: Pair sought who walked away with Gibson guitars

    Honestly, the stress of getting cuffed, taken to the station, the interviews, calling someone to bail you out, getting a lawyer, worrying about how to pay for the lawyer, worrying over every court date in a seemingly endless string of court dates, worrying over the verdict, worrying over the more than enough of a deterrent for me. After all that, getting a fine and worrying over how to pay it is something of a relief. Now that's assuming there's no jail time involved, which carries with it all sorts of additional stress, even after you've paid your debt and are released. All that for 10k in guitars? Thanks but no thanks.
  2. GuitarsCanada

    GuitarsCanada Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2005
    Thorold, ON
    Re: Pair sought who walked away with Gibson guitars

    You would be surprised at what people "don't" see even when its right in their face. I have two cameras at the front of my store. One covers the front desk and one the front lobby area. Both of which has product displayed. The cameras are not hidden at all, very visible yet I have caught at least 4 people over the years stealing from us. They seem to be dumbfounded when I tell them they were caught on video. People only see what they want to see, what they are looking for. But when you are a thief you need to look everywhere. The dumb ones get caught all the time, just like these two misfits.
  3. Steadfastly


    Nov 13, 2008
    Minto, New Brunswick
    Re: Pair sought who walked away with Gibson guitars

    I've been in your store and never noticed the cameras. I guess I'm one of the dumb ones.:smiley-faces-75:

    Seriously, though, the two that stole the guitars in Burlington were not very bright. Just wearing hats and glasses would have disguised their looks to a lot of people. Anyone who knew them and saw the pictures from the video would know who they were right away.
  4. Chito

    Chito Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2006
    Ottawa, Ontario
  5. bw66


    Dec 16, 2009
    Uxbridge, ON
    Re: Pair sought who walked away with Gibson guitars

    Only if you decide to steal something... :)
  6. Robert1950

    Robert1950 Gold Member

    Jan 20, 2006
    Let me see. What word comes to mind when I look at these two???


    Yeah, that's it.
  7. Milkman

    Milkman Gold Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    Brantford, Ontario
    Everytime I walk out of a GC, I'm stopped at the door so they can examine my bag and check it against the receipt.

    It seems a bit obtrusive, but apparently it's necessary.

    In most parts of the USA you even have to prepay for gas because so may people take off without paying.
  8. garrettdavis275

    garrettdavis275 Gold Member

    May 29, 2014
    Grande Prairie, AB
    You had to prepay for gas in BC a few years ago too. Not sure if it's still like that. Actually i remember having to do it in AB too when i was in college.
  9. zontar


    Oct 25, 2007
    Somewhere around here
    At the gas station where I gassed up yesterday they had a picture taped to the pumps of a guy that filled up & drove off without paying--he & his vehicle are easily identifiable--although I had no clue who he was.
    There are a few around here that require pre-payment--but mostly in industrial areas, and some require prepayment after 9 pm...

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