Police in New York have arrested two young men from Cheshire who were allegedly trying to sell guitars stolen from a shop in Hamden earlier this week.
Nassau County police encountered 19-year-old Sean Victory and 21-year-old Brett Harrison, both of Cheshire, at a music store in Carle Place, New York, Monday evening, where police say they were trying to sell two of the stolen guitars.
Investigators subsequently found Victory and Harrison with more than $11,000 worth of instruments stolen from Brian’s Guitars in Hamden early Monday morning, police said.
According to police, Harrison also had a gravity knife, which is illegal in New York.
Harrison and Victory are both charged with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Victory is additionally charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. They were due in court in New York today.
Hamden police said after the burglary that surveillance video indicates at least three people wearing masks had broken into the store at 3000 Whitney Avenue. The store’s front door was shattered.
Anyone with information on the burglary should call Hamden police at 203-230-4040.