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Kevin Blair Kevin Blair
4/17/2012 7:59pm EDT

Tom Petty

The five guitars that were stolen from rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Thursday night while the band was rehearsing for their upcoming tour have been found; and a security guard from the Culver City, Calfi. studios where the theft occurred has been taken into police custody.

"I am extremely grateful to the Culver City Police Department for a job well done and touched by the outpouring of good wishes and concern from our fans and friends," Petty said in a statement.

The Washington Post reports that Daryl Emmette Washington, 51, tried to pawn one of the guitars - together worth over $100,000 - at a Hollywood pawn shop.

For $250.

The band had originally offered a $7500 reward for the return of the guitars with no questions asked.

After posting images of the vintage guitars on Twitter and Facebook; which included a 1967 12-string Rickenbacker, a 1965 Gibson and a 1967 Epiphone Sheridan; Petty Tweeted, "Need help finding these guitars."

The band's 2012 tour of Europe and North America kicks off Wednesday night in Broomfield, Colo.

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