Sax.co.uk break-in

Discussion in 'List Stolen Saxophones' started by MandyH, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. MandyH

    MandyH Sax-Mad fiend!

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    im assuming others have seen this already:
    Sax.co.uk
    Sax.co.uk Sussex store was broken into. Lots of altos stolen or thrown on the floor.

    Text from their Facebook page:

    "An angle grinder has been taken to the side of our Sussex store and all of our professional level Altos have been stolen.

    The thieves grabbed saxophones by the armful and threw them out of the hole onto the floor. There's no doubt the instruments stolen will be damaged.

    Altogether 44 instruments were stolen, 11 were left lying in a heap on the ground.

    Please can everyone at home in the UK and internationally keep an eye out for anything that looks suspicious, we are absolutely determined to make sure the people behind this get put behind bars for a long time.

    A massive thank you to everyone for your continued support, we really appreciate it.

    The serial numbers of all the saxophones are:

    Yanagisawa

    AWO1 - 359899
    AWO10U - 354715
    AWO10S - 358681
    AWO2 - 356119
    AWO20 - 360163
    AWO20U - 360163
    AWO30 - 352252
    AWO32 - 352252
    AWO10 - 358685
    TWO2U - 00360420

    Yamaha

    YAS280 - M54414
    YAS280S - M39167
    YAS480 - M36318
    YAS480S - M38990
    YAS62 - E47553
    YAS82Z - E36876
    YAS82ZS - E42118
    YAS82ZUL - E48399
    YAS82ZB - E52498
    YAS875EX - E45229
    YTS62S Tenor - E41609

    Conn Selmer

    La Vie 250 Alto - 60316941
    DAS180 - 60216813
    DAS180S - 40413648
    PAS380 - 51216480
    PAS380V - 51216459
    Liberty Alto - Silver Plate - 40213279

    Selmer Paris

    Seles Axos - 04623
    SA80 AG - Silver Plate - Alto - 790628
    SA80 NG - Black - Alto - 790356
    SA80 GG - Gold - Alto - 790193
    SA80 BGG - Matt - Alto - 790365
    Series III - GG- Gold - Alto - 789811
    Series III - NG - Black - Alto - 768729
    Reference 54 Vintage Alto - 787258
    Reference 54 Gold Alto - 789584

    P.Mauriat

    Greg Osby System 76 Alto - 078
    Master 97 Alto - 125915
    PMSA 86UL Alto - 1017814
    PMXA 67RCL - 609015
    PMXA67RXUL - 1216614

    Signature Custom

    Raw Alto - 8466
    Raw Alto - 8476
    Raw XS Alto - 8511 "
     
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  2. Sunray

    Sunray Well-Known Member

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    :mad: Is that a second burglary?

    There was a recent post - which I think involved Soprano sax's
     
  3. Jeanette

    Jeanette Organizress Cafe Moderator

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    I was just thinking the same @Sunray

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  4. Sunray

    Sunray Well-Known Member

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    :old: I reckon a big security inspection and update is needed at all their premises.

    :w00t: My advice would be to Install hungry Crocodiles in their shops ...

    :thumb: That will get the buggers ...
     
  5. MandyH

    MandyH Sax-Mad fiend!

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    I think I saw a burglary reported less than 2 months ago there too.
     
  6. Veggie Dave

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    This is sadly the second burglary. Unfortunately, once you've been burgled the chances of it happening again within about two months (IIRC) increases by over 25%.
     
  7. sdt99

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    I see it's also been posted at SOTW - hopefully the perpetrators will be caught and locked in a cell forced to listen to Kenny G for 72 hours while being cavity searched for the missing sopranos.
     
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  8. SaxoFREAK

    SaxoFREAK saX on the bEaCH..

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    Scumbags, such a lack of respect to someone's premises & their beautiful instruments, hope they get caught and all instruments are returned but sadly in this day & age that is highly unlikely.. :mad:
     
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    Ivan Undecided

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    Sorry to hear about this vanadalism
     
  10. Stephen Howard

    Stephen Howard Senior Member

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    Shocking news.

    And yeah, it's obviously time for a full security review.
    I would have thought commercial systems would be very sophisticated these days, given that you can get sensors for detecting almost anything. An angle grinder busting through the side of a wall would have made a hell of a lot of noise, and for quite a long time.

    I can't imagine where they'll sell the horns - they're not exactly generic items. If you leave the serial numbers intact they're almost certain to turn up on the radar at some point - and if you grind them off it just advertises the probability that they're stolen.
    And not having a case is a dead giveaway.
     
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  11. OldNotGrey

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    Yet another sad reflection of the society we have to live in. I sometimes wonder how long it will be before we return to castles and fortresses :(
     
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    Actually, there has been a massive decline in the number of burglaries since the peak in '96. Thankfully.
     
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  13. OldNotGrey

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    That's good to hear but I'm still not emptying the moat ;) and I've got the boiling oil ready for the culprits of those break-ins.
     
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  14. sdt99

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    Dave's right - the in the mid 90s burglary was common just about everywhere, as was alcohol fueled street violence. In general society is a better place now than it was back then, even though I have good memories of the early-mid 90s. Of course this isn't to dismiss the widening inequality and dysfunctional housing market, but we mustn't fall into the trap of thinking everything is going to hell.
     
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    Now we're really going off topic ;) but when I was in Carcassonne (technically the Cité de Carcassone - the old cité is superb but the food makes cheap Brit stuff look like quality. Eat elsewhere!) and Forteresse de Salses (which is an amazing place) the other year I discovered that the idea of pouring boiling oil over your enemies is more a creation of literature and film than reality as oil was far, far too expensive and too rare to be throwing it at people you didn't like ... unless it was all you had left, anyway.
     
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    Hot sand or dirt and 'waste' was usually administered through the machicolations of a castle.
     
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    You want to know how such a break-in treats the instruments?

    There have been numerous sax / music stores victim to a break-in in Germany. In the last week 3 stores, and numerous others in the last 2 years. The latest case is Armin Weis, Marburg, just a few days ago. Here is a report, albeit in German, that includes video footage of the actual break-in. Armin mentions that he noticed a few days earlier a customer that was suspiciously interested in where the cameras are installed and where the high end saxes are displayed. That guy is on tape (not in the link), but who knows if they ever will catch him and his team? What are you going to do in such a situation, when your store is secured by an alarm system and video cameras? Sleep in front of your store entrance? The store is in a part of the city were people live and not in an anonymous industrial area. The neighbours heard the break in and saw a black car waiting outside the store.

    Video: Saxophone geklaut | hr-fernsehen.de | Sendungen

    Alphorn
     
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    Bring your pet lion to work day?
     
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