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Old Colorado City music store thieves caught on camera

Music store crooks caught on camera

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - An Old Colorado City surveillance camera caught men masking their faces and carrying a sandbag moments before a nearby music store was burglarized.

The owner of Moondog Music on 25th Street near Colorado Avenue said he found a sandbag had been hurled through his glass storefront after police called him to the shop early Tuesday.

Owner Michael Judge said $8,000 worth of equipment was missing.

"Nine electric guitars and four basses and a few other items, a camera and a cellphone," said Judge.

He said an employee from a business across the street came to him with some surveillance video that was captured just after 4 a.m. when the robbery happened.

Two guys are seen masking their faces while a third appears to act as a look out.

"You see the guys across the street walking over with a bag of sand on the shoulder of one of the guys," said Judge.

While the images are difficult to make out, they do give some clues, like a round tattoo on one of the men's leg, below his knee.

Judge said he's now gotten a new security system. He said a burglary is a tough thing to deal with when your small business is just getting off the ground.

"We just opened a couple months ago, so it was something I worried about, but didn't think it would happen so soon," Judge said.

He said one of the guitars is a Les Paul cherry Sunburst and another is a Fender Telecaster B-Bender. Judge said he's been working with police so area pawn shops are on the look out, and also checking websites like Craigslist.

If you have any information about the burglary, call Colorado Springs Police at 719-444-7000.

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