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Elvis Presley reportedly used this guitar case circa 1956 – 1957. Tweed Byron police say it was stolen from a Tweed shopping centre in late June. PIC SUPPLIED

A valuable and distinctive guitar case once belonging to Elvis Presley has been reported as stolen from a Tweed Shire shopping centre.

Police said they understood Elvis used the special Elvis leather casing throughout 1956-57.

The alleged robbery happened around 10.25 PM on 25 June and police shared a CCTV image of a person they said they believed could help.

Police believe the person in this CCTV image may be able to assist investigations into the alleged theft of a valuable guitar case once used by Elvis Presley, PIC SUPPLIED

A duty officer on Monday morning was unable to specify which shopping centre the case and its contemporary owner’s guitar, kept inside, were stolen from in late June but confirmed the items were still at large.

The guitar and case together constituted a ‘highly valuable and treasured item to the owners’, police said.

Anyone with information was urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.


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