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Police find band's stolen guitar

Published 13/07/2011 | 11:15

The custom-made electric guitar belonging to Le Blonde Dames which has been recovered after being stolen in Edinburgh (Lothain and Borders Police/PA)
The custom-made electric guitar belonging to Le Blonde Dames which has been recovered after being stolen in Edinburgh (Lothain and Borders Police/PA)

A custom-made electric guitar stolen from a Californian rock band appearing at a music festival has been recovered by police.

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The instrument belonged to Le Blonde Dames, who were staying in Edinburgh last week ahead of their performance at T In The Park at Balado in Kinross.

The guitar was stolen some time between 6.30pm last Friday and 10.30am on Saturday from the Radisson Blu hotel on the city's High Street. Police recovered the instrument after it was offered to a music store on South Clerk Street.

Valued at about £2,000, the custom-made polycarbonate Handle is due to be reunited with its owner, the band's Christopher Garcia, while they perform in London.

A police spokesman said: "The band were very disappointed to have been targeted while visiting the country for T In The Park and we are delighted to have been able to recover the guitar and return it to them while they are still in Britain.

"We would like to thank the member of staff at the music store for his intuitiveness and integrity, and we continue to investigate to find those responsible for this theft."

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

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