Police in Santa Cruz recover 9 vintage guitars that were stolen in L.A.

Vintage electric guitars
A photo from the Santa Cruz Police Department shows some of the nine vintage guitars recovered.
(Associated Press)

Authorities have recovered nine vintage guitars stolen nearly a year ago in a $2-million heist in Southern California.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Santa Cruz police found the guitars after serving search warrants at three locations in the city following a tip from Los Angeles police.

The instruments are worth a combined $225,0000. They were part of some $2 million in music equipment stolen from a Los Angeles County storage unit in July.


Southern California police made several arrests in connection with the case last year. Authorities later discovered that the guitars were being sold online via an address in Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz police Lt. Arnold Vasquez said no arrests were made because it wasn’t immediately clear how the guitars came into the possession of people linked to the search locations.