Guitars stolen in St Albans burglary

EXPENSIVE music equipment of sentimental value to guitar enthusiasts in St Albans has been stolen in a burglary.

The police have released images of two guitars – a Fender and a Maton – that were taken in the burglary in the hope that someone will recognise them and help with the investigation.

Items stolen from the Cottonmill Crescent home between 3.30pm on Friday, November 11, and 1.15pm on Sunday, November 27, include a Fender American standard stratocaster guitar, and a Maton EM225c acoustic guitar with AP4 pickup system, rosewood bridge and Queensland maple body.

An iPod, Panasonic DVD and HD recorder, Seiko Kinetic watch, Monster guitar lead, Panasonic 46-inch plasma TV and a Roland cube 20x20W eight-inch amplifier were also taken.

PC Shaun Woods said: “I am appealing to anyone who recognises these guitars in particular, as they may have seen them for sale or been offered them, to contact me. They are very distinctive and of great sentimental value to the owners.”

One or more offenders broke into the home, searched it and took the items.

If you have information phone PC Woods via non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.