Over 19 guitars and plenty of other musical equipment has been stolen from a number of Vancouver punk bands.
“They used a crowbar and pushed through to force the door open,” said Billy Bones of Vicious Cycles, one of the bands who practiced in Gourmet Croissant, a practice facility in Vancouver.
“We lost at least 19 guitars, a few amplifiers, a lot of the gear we’ve been using over the years.”
Five bands in total lost equipment – The Vicious Cycles, The Jolts, Piggy, Greenback High and Les Spelles. They believe over $20,000 in guitars and gear was stolen.
“Some of them were gifts we were given by other musicians,” said Bones.
There’s a lot of these instruments that is more than the monetary value.”
They’ve already been able to recover six of the guitars, but are asking for the public’s help.
The bands have posted a photo gallery with pictures of some of the equipment they lost, which you can view here. They’re also accepting donations to replace their guitars at firstname.lastname@example.org.