“He was literally running out the door. It feels like a punch in the stomach”: Brazen thief caught on camera stealing $2,200 Gibson Les Paul from Baltimore music store

Bill's Music Theft
(Image credit: Bill's Music Facebook)

Guitar World has seen its fair share of instrument theft stories – including one that saw someone swap a broken guitar for a $3,000 Gretsch – but few have been as brazen as this one.  

Bill’s Music in Catonsville, Baltimore, has shared CCTV footage of an individual walking into the store, eying up a sunburst Gibson Les Paul reportedly worth $2,200, and running out the door with the guitar in his hands. 

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.