Guitar store teacher honored for helping recover stolen instruments


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A guitar store teacher is being honored for helping recover $20,000 worth of stolen instruments.

A man tried to sell the stolen instruments at Guitar Center, but the store employee thought it was suspicious when the man said he bought the items from a different store.

Turns out the employee knew the other store well, and knew that man did not buy the items there, so he called police while stalling the crook.

“The individual stole the items from Santa Fe, thought he would be slick and come down to Albuquerque to try to sell it,” Officer Simon Drobik said.

The stolen items were actually taken from a local doctor who was thrilled to get his custom instruments back. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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