Distinctive guitar taken in Crossgates burglary

Police investigating a burglary in Leeds in which a distinctive electric guitar was stolen have released an e-fit image of the suspect.

Police investigating a burglary in Leeds in which a distinctive electric guitar was stolen have released an e-fit image of the suspect.

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POLICE have released an e-fit of a man they believe stole a distinctive electric guitar in Leeds.

It was stolen from a house in Park Avenue, Crossgates, along with a number of other items, on Saturday January 30 at around 2.35pm.

The home owner, a 57-year-old woman owner, returned home and challenged the man who then escaped over a neighbour’s fence.

Among the items taken was a red Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, which has the letters S and R missing making the model name read “T ATOCASTER”.

Also taken was a red Gibson 335 electric guitar, a Fishman Proaura guitar pedal, an iPad 2 and a Toshiba laptop.

PC Rob Kennerley, of Leeds District Neighbourhood Crime Team, said: “The missing letters make the Fender guitar very distinctive and I would like to hear from anyone who has been offered that guitar or any of the other items for sale since January 30.

“The e-fit image is also very detailed and we would like to hear from anyone who thinks they recognise the man involved.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC 3896 Kennerley at Weetwood Police Station via 101 quoting crime reference 13160043533 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.