KDH Police arrest man in theft of $7,000 guitar

By on May 19, 2020

(KDH Police)

Update: The suspect in this case, Christopher Pergl, has 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.

Kill Devil Hills Police have arrested a man who is charged with breaking and entering at the Jubilee Music store and stealing more than $10,000 in musical equipment — including a Les Paul Double electric guitar valued at $6,999.

Acting on information developed through law enforcement sources, officers served a search warrant at 1713 Sea Swept Road in Kill Devil Hills on the afternoon of May 19. The Les Paul Double was recovered at the residence and Mr. Christopher Pergl, 40, was charged with Felony Breaking and Entering and Felony Larceny in connection with the theft from Jubilee Music. He was placed under a $10,000 secured bond.

The investigation into the location of the other stolen property continues. The Kill Devil Hills Police Department strongly encourages anyone who may have unknowingly purchased musical equipment from Mr. Pergl in the last 48 hours to come forward immediately. The department will assist in determining if the equipment is stolen or not and cooperation in this matter will be duly noted. An officer can be contacted by calling Dare Central Communications at 473-3444.



  • WindyBill

    ThankYou! to the KDH Police!!
    Now let’s hope the DA takes this seriously.
    The Jubilee owner is a really good person who doesn’t need this stress. (Not that anyone else does either)

    Wednesday, May 20 @ 12:06 am
  • Travis

    I hope the people who bought stuff from this guy will do right and return it. The Music Store folks are the best and bend over backwards to help the community. Karma already bit him in the hind parts but I think Karma may yet have room for dessert.

    Wednesday, May 20 @ 9:47 am
  • Lou Briccant

    Maybe instead of worrying so much about harmless tourists some of the “locals” should focus on their in house issues.

    Wednesday, May 20 @ 9:53 am