Devastating raid on UK instrument store

From John Packer, one of the most reliable and best-liked suppliers of woodwind and brass instruments: 

 

Staff going into work today made the upsetting discovery that we’d been burgled at the weekend, with a significant number of instruments taken.

The theft took place some time between 5pm Friday and 9am on Monday morning. Thieves broke in through the fabric of the building and parts of the warehouse were ransacked. Most instruments were taken without cases and only woodwind instruments were targeted.

Police have been informed about the theft and serial numbers have been passed on. We are listing the instruments and their serial numbers below.

While we are obviously very saddened by this event, it will not prevent us from reopening next Monday June 15th. (See our website for details).

We thank all our customers for their continued support.

STOLEN INSTRUMENTS:
Client Sale Yamaha YTS275 Tenor Sax
Conn-Selmer Premiere PAS380 Eb Alto Saxophone 90812588
JP044 MkII Baritone Saxophone Eb Lacquer Ex Demo A 04400306
JP144 Cadence Baritone Saxophone Eb in Lacquer B167823
JP144 Cadence Baritone Saxophone B16777
JP144 Cadence Baritone Saxophone B16783
JP144 Cadence Baritone Saxophone B16779
JP144 Cadence Baritone Saxophone B16778
Jupiter JAS500Q Alto Saxophone Eb Gold Lacquer YF50226
Schreiber WS5010-2-0GB S10 Bassoon Silver Plated Keys
Selmer Seles Axos Alto Saxophone A06020
Selmer Super 80 Series II GG Alto Saxophone Eb Gold Lacquer 816594
Selmer Super 80 Series II GG Tenor Saxophone Bb Gold Lacquer 814018
Trevor James Alphasax Eb 371A Gold Lacquer
Trevor James SR Evo (Upgrade Case) Eb Alto Sax Lacquer 100352
Uebel ‘Emperior’ Bb Bass Clarinet To Low C 191788
Yamaha YAS-280 Alto Saxophone Eb Gold Lacquer
Yamaha YAS-280S Alto Saxophone Eb Silver Plated N81498
Yamaha YAS-480 Alto Saxophone Eb Gold Lacquer Q08339
Yamaha YAS-480 Alto Saxophone Eb Gold Lacquer Q02003
Yamaha YAS-480 Alto Saxophone Eb Gold Lacquer N96378
Yamaha YAS-480 Alto Saxophone Eb Gold Lacquer N97887
Yamaha YAS-6204 Alto Saxophone Eb Gold Lacquer F11776
Yamaha YAS-6204 Alto Saxophone Eb Gold Lacquer F16000
Yamaha YAS-875EX04 Alto Saxophone Eb Custom E97952
Yamaha YFL-212 UKID Flute
Yamaha YSS-475II Bb Soprano Saxophone 42737
Yamaha YTS-280 Tenor Saxophone Bb Gold Lacquer N70896
Yamaha YTS-280 Tenor Saxophone Bb Gold Lacquer N70305
Yamaha YTS-280 Tenor Saxophone Bb Gold Lacquer N68664
Yamaha YTS-480 Tenor Saxophone Bb Gold Lacquer N76244
Yamaha YTS-6202 Tenor Saxophone Bb Gold Lacquer F13219
Yamaha YTS-82Z02 Bb Tenor Saxophone Gold Lacquer Z14812
Yanagisawa AWO2 Alto Saxophone Eb Bronze 00384611

 

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  • The saxophone player did it!
    (How’d that one flute, one clarinet, and one bassoon get in there? Dude musta been in a hurry.)

  • Unless the thieves are planning to create a very large ( saxophone dominated) wind ensemble, they will try to sell them.

    There’s a reasonable chance they could be found via pawn shops or online forums. I hope.

  • Is it truly possible that no one had yet made the very tired sax and violins pun???? But seriously, a terrible thing, and one does wonder who the buyers will be.

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