Police Recover Tom Petty’s Stolen Guitars

The instruments were reported stolen last week from The Culver Studios, a soundstage where the band was rehearsing for an upcoming tour.

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Jim Grant

Police say they've made an arrest and recovered five guitars that were stolen from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at a Southern California rehearsal studio.

Culver City police Lt. Ron Iizuka (ih-ZOO'-kuh) announced the arrest Tuesday. The name of the suspect and other details have not been released.

The instruments were reported stolen last week from The Culver Studios, a soundstage where the band was rehearsing for an upcoming tour.

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The band had offered a "no questions asked" reward of $7,500 for information leading to their return.

The stolen guitars include Petty's blond 1967 12-string Rickenbacker and his Gibson SGTVJunior, Mike Campbell's blue Dusenberg, Ron Blair's Fender Broadcaster and Scott Thurston's 1967 Epiphone Sheridan.

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