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Music Gear Stolen from Woodsy's Worth Thousands of Dollars

Portage County Sheriff's Office searching for 2 suspects in burglary

in Kent lost thousands of dollars in equipment during a recent theft from two of the shop's storage trucks.

Portage County Sheriff's Office Lt. Greg Johnson said two men cut the locks on the storage trucks and unloaded the gear sometime during the recent Labor Day holiday weekend.

Johnson said the theft wasn't discovered until Wednesday.

"They did get a substantial amount of equipment and sound control boards and lighting boards," he said.

He asked that the exact estimate of the gear's total value not be published but said one piece of equipment alone was worth several thousand dollars.

Video camera surveillance footage shows the two suspects, who are described as: one male with a dark complexion, between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall and ranging from 180 pounds to 200 pounds; and the second male between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing around 180 pounds to 200 pounds. Both have short, buzzed hair cuts.

"The camera shows that this all happened early Sunday morning," Johnson said.

The trucks were parked at one of the music shop's storage facilities on S.R. 59 near Sheetz in Franklin Township.

Woodsy's employees posted a listing of some of the gear stolen on the shop's facebook page.

"If you see for sale any of the following, please let Woodsy's know," a message on the facebook page states.

Some of the gear stolen includes a Fender Precision electric bass guitar, a Yamaha maple custom drum kit and an Ampeg SVT bass amp.

Johnson said both the sheriff's office and Woodsy's has reached out to other local music stores and pawn shops to try and look for the equipment if it's resold.

"They’re going to have trouble unloading this," Johnson said. "It’s pretty high tech specific stuff."

Anyone with information about the robbery can call the sheriff's office at 330-296-5100.

William B Budner ESQ. September 07, 2012 at 07:16 PM
the descriptions are pretty vague. i hope they have serial numbers or the like to try and identify this stuff. a "fender standard strat" without any other description is pointless to be on the look out for.
The Omnipotent Sponge - Soak it up! September 08, 2012 at 11:21 PM
I'm shocked that Woodsy's would leave such expensive things in a storage truck no where near their property. Woodsy's probably won't even feel the sting since Paul has never cut any slack and over charged real working musicians for years. Cha-ching. Both of my sons have interesting stories to tell of their less than satisfactory experiences with Woodsy's. Paul's not out there making friends, that's for sure. Oui... And how much did the city pay him for those few precious square feet at the intersection of Erie and Water?
Kent4Life September 11, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Poor Woodsy's...........Theft im sure is a covered Peril with there insurance provider, although there may be limits of coverage for items stolen off the premises.....but i must agree with MLBR, they have been overcharging folks for years.

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