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Business calls police after 'nervous' customers try to pawn musical instruments

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Eduardo Vega (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections) Eduardo Vega (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a tip from a business led to the arrest of two men and helped another business recover stolen merchandise after they tried to sell stolen sound equipment.

According to the arrest report, 31-year-old Jamaris L. Nettles and 34-year-old Edwardo Vega entered the Music Go Round at 3640 S. Hurstbourne Parkway on Sept. 30 trying to sell two DSL JCM 2000 Guitar Heads.

When store management asked to test the equipment, the pair seemed "to get nervous and decided to leave."

That's when the store owner called police and gave them a description of the two and the van they were in. Police later located the van a short distance away at the Burger King at 4620 S. Hurstbourne Parkway and conducted a traffic stop.

They found the guitar heads in the back of the van, and Nettles admitted they had just tried to pawn the equipment at the Music Go Round.

The owner of the sound equipment was called to the scene and identified the items as having been stolen from Mom's Music on Mellwood Avenue. The guitar heads have an estimated value of $4,000.

Nettles and Vega both face charges of receiving stolen property. Vega was also charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

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