The band had six guitars and one mandolin stolen from their van on Oct. 5 while it was parked in front of Queens Park Care Centre on McBride Boulevard in New Westminster.
Five vintage guitars stolen from B.C. rock band 54-40 found by police
A Facebook post from the band's account said the instruments were irreplaceable and collectively they were worth approximately $50,000.
The instruments were taken on Friday from a U-Haul van ahead of two shows in Vancouver. Among them were a blond 1957 Fender Esquire electric guitar, a 1966 Gibson Trini Lopez Standard and a 1954 Gibson Florentine electric mandolin.
Five of rock band 54-40s seven missing guitars found by B.C. police
"This was a significant theft and we are hopeful that we will be able to recover the other two guitars," said Sergeant Jeff Scott.
Among the instruments are a 1957 Fender Esquire electric guitar, a 1974 Fender Jazz bass, a 1966 Fender Stratocaster, a 1966 Gibson Trini Lopez Standard, a 1954 Gibson Florentine electric mandolin, a Gibson SJ200 acoustic guitar, and a Gibson Dove acoustic guitar.
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Police say theyve found five vintage guitars belonging to band 54-40 after a search warrant was executed in Surrey
NEW WESTMINSTER (NEWS 1130) – Just a few days after being reportedly robbed, members of west coast rock band 54-40 have been reunited with some of their instruments.
New Westminster Police say five of the vintage guitars were found after officers executed a search warrant in Surrey on Sunday. Some other electronic equipment was also found.
“The investigation is on-going, and NWPD officers continue to work toward identifying and arresting a suspect, Sergeant Jeff Scott says. This was a significant theft and we are hopeful that we will be able to recover the other two guitars. We will continue to follow-up with any leads as they come in.
The guitars were apparently stolen out of a U-Haul cube van that was parked in front of the Queens Park Care Centre in New Westminster Thursday night or Friday morning.
The instruments are irreplaceable and hold great value to band members beyond their monetary worth, 54-40 said in a Facebook post on Friday.
The band had also offered up a $5,000 reward for the safe return of the equipment, or information that would have led to the safe return of the instruments.
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