December 20, 2014

Olathe police seeking guitar thieves

Surveillance video shows two men suspected of stealing a guitar from an Olathe music store. One of the suspects allegedly distracted store employees while the other put a guitar down his pants. Photos courtesy of the Olathe Police Department

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Olathe Police are seeking two suspects who stole a guitar from a music store on April 12.
A police spokesperson said two men entered Spencer’s Music Store at 1717 S. Mur-Len Road at about 2:29 p.m.
One of the men distracted sales people while the other placed a guitar in his pants. The two then left the store.
The suspects were captured on the store’s surveillance camera.
The first suspect — the one who put the guitar in his pants — is described as a black male in his late 20s or early 30s, with a medium complexion, short hair and medium build.
He was wearing blue jeans, a yellow shirt, dark tennis shoes and a black jacket with white skulls on it.

Photos courtesy of the Olathe Police Department

The second suspect is described as a black male with a medium complexion, short hair and a medium build.
He was wearing a white baseball cap, a grey hooded jacket, a dark gray hooded shirt, white T-shirt dark jeans and dark tennis shoes.
Police believe the two suspects may be involved in similar thefts throughout the Midwest.
Persons with information are asked to call the Olathe Police Department at (913) 971-6950 or TIPS Hotline, (816) 474-8477.

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