Police: Brooklyn man who swiped guitar said it was for his son

Police last week arrested a Brooklyn man after he allegedly stole thousands in cash and a Gibson guitar from the apartment of an acquaintance.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.– Police last week arrested a Brooklyn man after he allegedly stole thousands in cash and a Gibson guitar from the apartment of an acquaintance.

Michael Frusciante, 31, faces charges that include fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, petit larceny and criminal possession of a forged instrument in connection with the incident, according to court records.

Police said Frusciante stole $3,000 in cash, a Gibson guitar, gift cards, a debit card and a business check from an apartment on the 1900 block of Clove Road in Concord. The incident reportedly occurred at about 4:35 p.m. on May 5.

Frusciante told police the guitar was for his son to play, and that the owner of the debit card asked him to withdraw cash for her, according to court records.

The owner of the debit card denied the claim, while surveillance footage from a bank at 1151 Hylan Boulevard was viewed by police as part of the investigation, according to the criminal complaint.

Frusciante was arraigned July 19 in Richmond County Criminal Court, where he was released on his own recognizance. He’s due back in court Oct. 5.


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