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Rare, Valuable Guitars Stolen From Robertson County Home

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Rare, Valuable Guitars Stolen From Robertson County Home

CREATED Jul 23, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. – Guitars valued at thousands of dollars have been stolen from a Robertson County home.

Officials with the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office said the theft happened July 17 at a home on Highway 76 East.

The victim, Marty Pelto, said while other celebrities can keep their valuable guitars in a safe, the only place he could keep his most prized possessions was his home.

“Guitars are meant to be played and I played them,” he said. “They're tools.”

Pelto said he got home around 6 p.m. and noticed his green, Kawasaki dirt bike was missing. He soon realized the thieves somehow got into his house, possibly looking for his bike but in the process, they discovered 17 of his guitars.

“I lost five Les Pauls [guitars]. The average price was $1,800 to $2,000,” he said.

He said he’s unsure how the suspects were able to get past his security system and two dogs, both German Shepherds. Pelto said he has several people monitoring social media and the internet, in case the thieves try to sell them.

Police said they have not yet received any leads in the case.