Music gear stolen in break-in

White Rock musician's equipment nabbed from Marine Drive cafe

Surrey RCMP are investigating an overnight break-in to a Marine Drive business last week that left a local musician without several tools of his trade.

Phil Davey of Q Sound said speakers, cables and other sound equipment, along with a drum kit, were taken overnight June 19 when thieves broke into the Organic Connections Café, at 15622 Marine Dr.

Police were advised of the incident just after 10 a.m.

In addition to the equipment theft, several of the café’s windows were smashed and the interior of the restaurant vandalized.

“It looks like there were two sets of people involved: the people who broke the windows and an opportunist who came along and started taking out the equipment,” Davey said.

He noted the drums, which were borrowed from a fellow musician, were later found in nearby bushes.

White Rock Blues Society is organizing a July fundraiser to help Davey replace his gear, at the Pacific Inn’s Rhumba Room. Musicians interested in performing are asked to contact Jason Buie at 604-309-9182 or jasonbuieband@live.com

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.