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Nanaimo man devastated after 25-year-old prized guitar stolen during break-in


A Nanaimo man is devastated after someone broken-in to his garage last weekend stealing his prized guitar and other sound equipment.

The items were stolen in the early morning hours on Saturday March 19th, in the 500 block of Old Victoria Road.

A home security camera captured a poor image of a suspect wearing a black jacket with a grey hoodie underneath—the thief pried a deadbolt open securing a detached garage.

The homeowner has checked out multiple pawn shops throughout the city but has had no success.

The stolen guitar is a Fender Stratocaster Seymour Duncan SH-4 double humbucker pick up, with upgraded electronics.

Collin Middleton, the owner, told police he purchased the guitar 25 years ago while on a road trip with his family to Los Angeles.

“I remember stenciling the Canadian flag on the frame and playing it while touring with a band I was later part of. It holds many good memories for me and I just hope to be able to get it back,” said Middleton.

Thieves also made off with several other notable items, including a yellow 4-string Yamaha guitar, green portable generator, Harmon-Kardon AVR2600 power amp and speaker, and two Behringer amplifiers.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this equipment, is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and quote file # 2022-9303.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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