A number one musical instrument-seller in Wellington, Somerset, has had 1000’s of kilos price of inventory stolen simply days earlier than it was set to reopen.
John Packer is without doubt one of the largest brass and woodwind sellers within the nation. The store has been closed all through the lockdown, however the firm has stated it would nonetheless go forward with opening on Monday 15 June.
The theft occurred sooner or later between 5pm on Friday 5 June and 9.20am on Monday 8 June.
Over 30 devices had been stolen, together with saxophones, clarinets and flutes. It’s thought the entire worth of the products is round £50,000.
Shoe prints, thought to have been left by whoever broke in, are nonetheless seen within the firm’s warehouse, which was described as having been ‘ransacked’.
John Packer has been in enterprise for greater than 40 years and has had bases in each Taunton and Wellington throughout that point.
Jean Broadbent, from the corporate, stated: “It was massively upsetting for the members of employees who’d discovered that we’d been burgled but additionally for all of the employees which have been furloughed.
“Figuring out that an organization which you maintain pricey, you need to come again to work at, has been focused could be very upsetting.”
The enterprise has a number of thousand devices in its 10,000 sq. toes warehouse.
Jean Broadbent says the enterprise will nonetheless reopen its Wellington store on 15 June and has despatched a warning out to different firms within the area:
This doesn’t normally occur on this a part of the nation. It normally is within the south and south east so it’s attention-grabbing that the thieves have determined to focus on us right here.
An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson stated: “Anybody with details about what occurred can report it on-line or name 101 and provides the call-handler reference 5220124416.”
John Packer hopes that folks will assist by protecting a watch out for the stolen devices.
It is a full record of them with serial numbers:
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 Tremendous 80 Sequence II GG Alto Saxophone Eb Gold Lacquer 816594
Selmer Tremendous 80 Sequence II GG Tenor Saxophone Bb Gold Lacquer 814018
Trevor James Alphasax Eb 371A Gold Lacquer
Trevor James SR Evo (Improve Case) Eb Alto Sax Lacquer 100352
Uebel ‘Emperior’ Bb Bass Clarinet To Low C 191788
Yamaha YTS275 Tenor Sax
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 Customized 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