(Chilliwack) A police search of an apartment in British Columbia solved a two-year-old mystery about a valuable guitar that was stolen from Canadian rock group 54-40.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said a Chilliwack burglary investigation led police to a suite in Surrey, where a Gibson Dove acoustic guitar was among the many items recovered in the search.
The guitar vintage was one of seven instruments stolen from Group 54-40 in October 2018, when their truck was broken into while parked on a street in the Vancouver area. Five of the stolen guitars, described by the band as “the most exceptional” of the lot, were recovered soon after, but the Gibson Dove and a seventh instrument were still missing.
The two people arrested during the search, and released later, could be charged, according to the RCMP. Police also found credit cards, jewelry, guns and electric scooters in the suite.
British Columbia’s 54-40 were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2017. Their members – Dave Genn, Neil Osborne, Matt Johnson and Brad Merritt – have seen four of their albums become ” platinum ”and have been entitled to eight Juno Award nominations since the group’s inception in 1981.