Nashville music store thief caught on camera hiding stolen guitar in his pants

Nashville music store thief caught on camera hiding stolen guitar in his pants
Hayden Snyder on surveillance video (Source: WMC Action News 5)

NASHVILLE, TN (WMC) - Police in Middle Tennessee want to find a man who has been stealing guitars by stuffing them down his pants.

Lane Music in Brentwood, just outside of Nashville, was the latest victim.

Police said the worker stepped away to take a phone call.

That's when investigators said Hayden Snyder stuffed the neck of a Fender guitar down his pants, hid the rest of it under his jacket, and walked out of the store.

Officials said it's not the first time Synder has allegedly stolen an instrument.

Police in Nashville say he stole an $1,800 Fender from a different store last month before taking it to a pawn shop.

A photo of him is now posted in stores to warn employees.

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