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Appeal as guitar stolen from Blackburn charity shop
10:00pm Wednesday 20th March 2013 in Blackburn
A VOLUNTEER at a charity shop has hit out at a thief who stole a £5 guitar from the store.
The instrument had been donated to the St Aiden’s Church charity shop in Blackburn half an hour before it was taken, by the wife of a music teacher who thought it would be a good guitar for somebody to learn on.
Volunteer Alan Barry said he had stepped into the back of the shop in Mincing Lane for five minutes when a man who had been strumming the instrument left without paying for it.
Mr Barry’s wife Florence had been manning the till when the theft happened, her arm still in a sling following shoulder surgery.
He said: “I felt so angry when I realised that someone had stolen it.
“I feel really taken advantage of.
“If anybody notices their husband or boyfriend with a new guitar fitting the description, please get him to post £5 in an envelope through the shop door.”
The guitar had slight damage on the underside of the body and had a clear lacquer finish.