Guitar thieves arrested day after news story appears - two charged with theft over $5000.

Crime 100By Staff

June 4, 2015


Well that didn’t take very long did it?

The Gazette posted a short news story on two people caught on camera at Long & McQuade stealing two guitars.

The two persons were arrested in Hamilton with the assistance of uniformed officers from the Hamilton Police Service.

Female suspect Long and McQuade


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Stephen FRASER

Both entered the store carrying empty guitar cases. The suspects were observed on video surveillance to select two high end guitars and place them in the cases. The suspects then exited the store making no attempt to pay for the concealed items. The two stolen guitars are a GIBSON ES 345TDC and a GIBSON USA LP Traditional.

Both persons were returned to Burlington for further investigation which resulted in the recovery of both stolen guitars.
Stephen FRASER (27-yrs) and Amber FISHER (21-yrs) both of Hamilton are charged with theft over $5000 and will appear in Milton Court on June 24th 2015.

They won’t be strumming the strings of those Gibson’s at the Sound of Music Festival.

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1 comment to Guitar thieves arrested day after news story appears – two charged with theft over $5000.

  • Joan Chiarelli

    Thank Goodness both my husband, son, and grandson’s have been there on many occasions and love the idea of being able to try out different guitars, drums etc. It is people like these that will make them lock up everything behind glass and take away all the enjoyment of going there. Thanks to their great security systems that provided such good pictures and the police that arrested them so quickly. I hope the guitars were returned and in good shape