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Social media helps identify Spokane guitar thieves

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On Monday two men broke into a Spokane man's house, and in less than two minutes they were gone. The thieves made off with three guitars and a laptop computer worth around $2,500.

"I was really surprised how quickly these guys are in and out," said Martinez.

A father of two, Scott's focus wasn't on what was taken.

"I was just more concerned for my daughter. If she would have happened to think it was me home and come upstairs... Jeez, who knows what could have happened?"

After the burglary, Scott posted pictures of the two burglars online. Within hours it had been shared hundreds of times and people online were able to identify the burglars.

As they continue their investigation, officers have returned two guitars Scott never thought he'd see again.

"It's amazing the support of the people out there. A wonderful thing. I'm just happy. Seriously happy that I'm getting my stuff back," Martinez said.

Spokane Police are still searching for the two men shown in the video. Scott meanwhile says his surveillance system was worth every penny.

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