Man arrested after posting Craigslist add with stolen guitars

FONDA, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Montgomery Police recovered three stolen electric guitars after a Craigslist add led them to the suspect Tuesday afternoon.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary complaint at a residence in the Village of Fonda on Monday, September 14.

Upon arrival, it was learned that the homeowner was away on vacation and had returned home to discover that three electric guitars were missing from the residence.

Investigators discovered an add on Craigslist which was offering three guitars for sale matching the description of those that were missing.

From information in the add, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Investigators were able to identify a suspect, Vincent Vautrin.

Vautrin was located and interviewed at the Sheriff’s Office where he admitted to entering the residence and stealing the three guitars.

He was arrested, and has been charged with burglary in the second degree, and grand larceny in the fourth degree.

Vautrin was arraigned in the Town of Mohawk Court and is scheduled to re-appear on a later date to answer the charges.

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