RED BANK: BIKE THEFT CAUGHT ON VIDEO

Recognize this guy? He stole a bike from a porch on Harrison Avenue in Red Bank early Labor Day morning, apparently aware of – but undeterred by the presence of a video camera. If you know him or his funky footwear, give the cops a shout at (732) 5300-2700. (Click to enlarge)

THIEF RETURNS GUITAR

lakata-guitar-090811Dale Lakata’s guitar at Jamian’s Thursday evening. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

The man whose plucking of a performer’s beloved acoustic guitar from a Red Bank bar was captured on video surveillance early Monday has returned the instrument.

Jamian’s Food & Drink owner Jamian Laviola tells redbankgreen the thief walked into the Monmouth Street bar Thursday afternoon, instrument in hand, and expressed remorse for what he’d done.

“He said, ‘I was drunk, that’s not me, I’m not like that,” Laviola said as he awaited the arrival of borough police, who wanted the guitar as evidence.

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