Suspect sought in new ‘What Cheer?’ record store theft

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A city record store has been hit again by a thief, and Providence Police are hoping the public can help find him.

The larceny took place Saturday, Oct. 24. Surveillance photos from the What Cheer? record and vintage store at Angell and Thayer Streets show a young man in his 20s, wearing jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt with the word “KILL” written on the back.

Officers said Wednesday he may have been seen in the downtown area near the Providence Performing Arts Center.

There were no details on what was taken from the store.

In two separate incidents around Easter and in August, What Cheer? had their entire collections of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin vinyl albums stolen, and they had no choice but to increase security, including the installation of surveillance cameras.

Anyone with information on this week’s larceny, or any of the thefts, is asked to call Providence Police Det. Lt. Tim O’Hara at (401) 243-6360.

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