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Man Suspected of Twice Stealing Prized $4,400 Saxophone in Custody

Music store employee spotted man with saxophone on Metro



    Suspect Charged With Stealing Expensive Sax Twice

    After an expensive musical instrument was stolen twice in a matter of days, the saxophone is safe and a suspect is behind bars. News4's Shomari Stone reports how a music store employee helped track down the stolen sax. (Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019)

    Police arrested a man suspected of stealing the same precious saxophone from a Northwest D.C. music shop twice in a matter of days.

    The saxophone, valued at $4,400, was taken from Middle C Music in Tenleytown shortly after midnight on June 6, only to be recovered after an anonymous call in Northwest D.C. Saturday.

    But just as store owner Myrna Sislen thought the robbery was resolved, the sax was stolen again about 4 a.m. Sunday.

    Then Tuesday morning, a Middle C employee spotted a man with the saxophone on a Metro train. He took a photo of the suspect, followed him and called police.

    DC Music Store Burglarized Again

    [DC] DC Music Store Burglarized Again

    It's a story that keeps getting stranger by the hour: a prized saxophone stolen Thursday from a local music shop was recovered on Saturday, only to be stolen again early Sunday morning. News4's Derrick Ward reports.

    (Published Sunday, June 9, 2019)

    Police arrested 55-year-old Vincent Stewart Hamond and charged him with two counts of burglary.

    Surveillance video of both break-ins shows a man heading straight to the Gerald Albright Signature Series alto saxophone by Cannonball.

    “It is maybe the most famous of the Cannonball Series alto saxophones," Sislen said. "The Gerald Albright is what everyone wants.”

    Both surveillance videos show the man calmly taking the saxophone — in the first case off the wall and in the second case from a hidden location.

    Sislen said she has a hunch that three failed attempted break-ins since August were the work of the same man.

    Police previously identified the suspect only as Vincent Stewart.

    Expensive Saxophone Stolen From NW DC Music Store

    [DC] Expensive Saxophone Stolen From NW DC Music Store

    A bizarre burglary at a D.C. music store. Cameras catch a thief swiping a very special saxophone. The shop owner told News4's Jackie Bensen that this isn't the first time he has tried to rip her off.

    (Published Friday, June 7, 2019)

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