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Public Assistance to Identify Guitar Theft Suspect

On Friday 1/12/18 at approximately 6:00 p.m. the male suspect in the provided surveillance video entered the Living Space Church in the 4500 block of Hollister Ave. While staff was busy teaching the membership of the Santa Barbara Youth Music Academy, the suspect entered one of the music equipment rooms, stole a guitar and fled the property.

Sheriff’s deputies investigated the theft and found that the guitar was a generous donation to the Music Academy by a life-long and local musician who was a firm supporter of the students and children who attend the Santa Barbara Youth Music Academy. Staff was also alarmed due to the brazen theft during normal business hours with students on site.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for public assistance in identifying this suspect. Please review the footage and contact us if you have any information at (805)692-5744 or to leave an anonymous tip, call (805) 681-4171.


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