Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A Salina music store is hit by thieves not once but twice in two days.
The business owner believes the same people are behind the back to back burglaries.
Whether he sells them the instrument or teaches them how to play it, for 41 years Steve Hanson has made a living helping others make music.
“That's what we built the whole business on,' Hanson said.
But Sunday, Hanson spent the day cleaning instead of playing music.
“The music store was in a disarray,” Hanson said.
Hanson says thieves broke in early Sunday morning. Just 24 hours later, they struck again.
“Shock. That would sum it up pretty much. That you wouldn't believe you'd get hit twice in 24 hours,” Hanson said.
The thieves got away with cash from the safe, several guitar accessories including a dozen effect pedals, and an Peavy AT 200 guitar. The instrument is worth $1,000.
“It's a special guitar. It's a self tuning guitar,” Hanson said.
Between what was stolen and the damage, it's about a $6,000 loss.
“In the economy today, it's just tough making a go of it. You take that kind of a loss, it takes quite a while to make it back up and you really never make it back up,” Hanson said.
If you have any information on this crime, you're asked to the Salina Police Department.