saxophone is recovered by eagle-eyed Burnham shop staff
at a Burnham-On-Sea charity shop are celebrating this week after
a £300 musical instrument that was stolen in a daylight
robbery last month was recovered by an eagle-eyed volunteer.
first reported here
that mean thieves had stolen a saxophone worth £300 from
Sue Ryder Care in Burnham High Street.
Manageress Helen Roberts told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "£300
is a lot to lose for us, so our volunteers have been keeping an
eye on local second-hand shops to see if the saxophone gets traded
delighted to say that one of our eagle-eyed shop volunteers, Chris
Hiett-Powell, spotted the instrument with its distinctive markings
at a shop in Weston. We immediately tipped off the police who
have recovered it and are due to return it to us soon."
added: "It's a happy ending to an upsetting story. Quite
why someone would have targeted our charity shop in this way is
the saxophone was like a needle in a haystack - we are so lucky
to have such dedicated volunteers to go out searching. A big thank
you goes to Chris."
Ian Kennett from Burnham Police confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com
that the instrument had been recovered and that inquiries are
underway to locate the seller.
Sue Ryder shop manageress Helen Roberts thanking Chris Hiett-Powell,
who found the stolen saxophone