Eleven guitars have been stolen in a recent series of burglaries in three towns, Summit, Roselle Park and Montclair. The puzzling series of break-in turned especially violent this past week when masked intruders beat their victims up. From NJ.com:
The musical mayhem reached Union County Tuesday, when two towns reported guitar burglaries within hours of each other. In Roselle Park, a group of brazen thieves wearing ski masks entered an unlocked apartment occupied by five males and assaulted two of the residents by repeatedly hitting and kicking them, police said. By the time officers responded, $7,000 worth of guitars were gone, including a Schecter Diamond series, a Gretsch Tennessee Rose and a Gretsch Black Falcon. Police noted the group left behind other valuable electronics.
The Montclair police department is keeping an eye on Craigslist to see if any of thieves are stupid enough to be unloading the guitars there. Meanwhile, police in all the hit towns are trying to see if the victims had common online affiliations.
Looks like we need a real Guitar Hero to solve this one.