Astoria Guitar Thief Arrested



Police have successfully identified and arrested guitar thief Steven Proios, 32,  of 78th Street in Astoria.

The arrest was thanks to surveillance footage that captured Proios entering a Long Island City Guitar Center at 34-17 48th St. on Oct. 18 and stuffing his shirt with a guitar worth $4, 650 before casually walking out. 

Proios was subsequently charged with grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and bail jumping.

This is just one of a number of robberies that have occurred in or around Astoria in the last few weeks.