2 guitars stolen from singer found at pawn shop


POSTED: Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Two guitars stolen from Hawaii entertainer Anuhea Jenkins' pickup truck that are valued at more than $6,000 were recovered last night.

“;We found them at a pawn shop,”; said Jenkins' aunt, Nalani Choy of the group Na Leo Pilimehana.

“;I'm really happy. I really didn't think I'd get it back. I have to say 'Thank you' to all the people who were looking.”;

Choy said she received a tip and went to Bag's End Pawn on Kalakaua Avenue last night and found the guitars.

Choy, who spoke to the Star-Bulletin by cell phone, said she was still talking to police at 8:30 p.m. to discuss the recovery of the guitars, one of which is hers.

Jenkins had offered a $500 reward for the return of her laptop computer and two guitars stolen from her truck Sunday.

“;We still want to get back the computer,”; Choy said.

Jenkins, whose album “;Anuhea”; was listed on the Billboard charts, said in her blog on myspace.com the worst part of the theft was that one of the guitars belonged to Choy.

Choy lent her Taylor guitar to Jenkins for her performance in Los Angeles tomorrow night at the Mint, Jenkins said in the blog. She was scheduled to leave for Los Angeles last night.

“;I'm so saddened ... I had been practicing with it, and had it in my back seat,”; she said in the blog.

Jenkins had just returned from Maui and parked, locked her truck and covered her possessions then went stand-up paddling in Waikiki, she said before the guitars were recovered.

A big koa guitar was custom-made for her, and her laptop is a silver MacBook.

“;The things on the computer are irreplaceable ... all my pictures, videos and promotional materials,”; Jenkins said. “;It had a sticker with my signature (Anuhea, like on my album cover) right on the keyboard near the mouse area.”;