Monday, April 16, 2012

Crime Report from the Home Town

Tom Petty is the latest victim of gear theft. Five of the rocker's guitars were stolen from a soundstage in Culver City, California, where Petty and his band, the Heartbreakers, have been rehearsing for their upcoming worldwide tour.

The stolen gear includes a 1967 Blonde Rickenbacker, a 1967 Epiphone Sheridan, a 1965 Gibson SG TV Jr., a Fender Broadcaster and a Dusenberg Mike Campbell Model, which belonged to Campbell himself.

Petty is offering a "no questions asked" reward bounty of $7,500 to anyone with information leading to the guitars' recovery. A special email address ( has been set up to receive tips.

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