Victoria, BC – Officers are asking for your help in locating a stolen guitar which has sentimental value to the owner.
On December 16th, it was reported to VicPD that a 'K Yairi' acoustic guitar, valued at $500-800, was stolen in the 400-block of Swift Street. The owner of the guitar reported that it was given to him by his grandfather roughly 16 years ago and holds sentimental value.
The acoustic guitar was in a brown hard cover case. It has a half leather, half webbing style strap with "The Scream" by Edvard Munch depicted on it. The guitar has a light brown/yellow top and dark brown sides and back with white, slightly faded to yellow bindings at the joints. The sound hole is encircled with inlaid mother of pearl and there is some moderate wear at the top and bottom where the pick hits the wood. The neck also has mother of pearl inlay at various frets and the name is spelled out in mother of pearl on the head of the guitar down between the tuning pegs. Silver tuning pegs, brand name Grover.
If you know who took the guitar, call us at 250-995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.