Arrest made after same saxophone stolen twice from Northwest store, DC police say

WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - DC police were already working on a noteworthy heist - when the case of the stolen saxophone hit a familiar refrain early Sunday morning.

The saxophone was initially stolen from a Northwest music store on Thursday.

The instrument was promptly returned the next day, but on Sunday morning, the store's owners discovered it missing again.

Police provided surveillance video of a burglar breaking into the store early Thursday in the 4500 block of Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest - and the store owners provided a second video on Sunday morning.

In the video, you can see the thief forego the cash register and other valuables in favor of a saxophone before fleeing.

On Tuesday, with the assistance of the Metro Transit Police, 55-year-old Vincent Stewart Hamond was arrested in connection with the burglaries. He has been charged with two counts of Burglary Two.

This story was updated on July 11, 2019, at 9:43 p.m.