Police arrest suspect after breaking into Kill Devil Hills music store


KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (WNCT) Police have arrested a suspect after breaking into a music store in Kill Devil Hills Monday morning.

The Kill Devil Hills Police Department said that around 7:00 a.m. a concerned citizen noticed a damaged window at Jubilee Music Store and notified law enforcement.

Police arrived and said they discovered the store had been broken into.

After meeting with the store owners, it was determined that several guitars had been stolen along with other items.

The stolen guitars were:

1) A Gibson Les Paul Double valued at $6,999.

2) A Gibson Les Paul 120th anniversary valued at $1,400

3) A Gibson SG (copy) with lightning bolts on the front, valued at $999

A fourth guitar was stolen but confirmation of the make and model is pending.

An amplifier and guitar straps were also stolen.

Kill Devil Hills investigators arrived to collect evidence and process the crime scene.

The security video was made public by Jubilee Music Store on their Facebook page.

Police served a search warrant at 1713 Sea Swept Road in Kill Devil Hills Tuesday afternoon.

The Les Paul Double was recovered at the residence and 40-year-old Christopher Pergl was charged with felony breaking and entering and felony larceny in connection with the theft from Jubilee Music.

Pergl received a $10,000 bond.

On Wednesday afternoon Pergl cooperated with law enforcement to ensure the return of the remainder of the stolen property.

All of the items reported stolen from the store have now been recovered which included five additional guitars and an amplifier.

The case will now be tendered to the District Attorney’s office for consideration.

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