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Marathon man accused of stealing 2 guitars in burglary

Resident tells deputies hat left behind was previously worn by suspect

Antonio Lourenco is accused of breaking into a Marathon home and stealing two guitars.
Antonio Lourenco is accused of breaking into a Marathon home and stealing two guitars.

MARATHON, Fla. – A Marathon man was arrested Wednesday morning after he broke into a home and stole two guitars, Florida Keys deputies said.

The resident called the Monroe County Sheriff's Office just after midnight Wednesday to report the burglary. He said his two guitars, a Stratocaster and a Telecaster, had been stolen.

Antonio Lourenco, 47, was arrested on charges of burglary and grand theft.

The resident told deputies that he believed Lourenco and another man were responsible. He said they'd been at his home the previous day, and a black baseball hat found outside the home after the burglary was the same one that Lourenco was wearing when he was there.

A detective spoke to the other man, who said Lourenco came to his home with two guitar cases that he recognized as belonging to the victim.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin said the two guitars were recovered and returned.


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