Stolen guitar located

Christopher Gooding
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AMHERST – The theft of a guitar from a local music store might have been a sour note before the holidays, but this weekend delivered a finale that was music to everyone’s ears.

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On Saturday, Dec. 28, Amherst Music Centre’s Steve Dwyer received a call he wasn’t expecting from fellow musical retailers Le Guitar in Moncton.

“They said they just got a call from someone saying they wanted to sell a guitar the same make and model as mine,” Dwyer said.

Giving the music store the serial number of the Takemine guitar stolen before Christmas, Dwyer waited eagerly to see what would happen.

“I got the call at 1:30 p.m. they had the guitar,” Dwyer said. “That’s unusual. You don’t usually get something back after it’s been stolen.”

The guitar received high-profile attention following the Dec. 20th robbery here in Amherst. News of theft went viral, with more than 30,000 views and hundreds of shares circulating on social media.

While the guitar remains with Moncton RCMP, officers did pay a visit to Amherst Music Centre on Monday to bring Dwyer up to date on the case and pick up a case for the guitar to safely transport it.

Details of possible charges were unavailable.

Organizations: Amherst Music Centre

Geographic location: Moncton, Amherst

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