Public domain photo via pixabay.
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More than 50 instruments taken from Marshall Fundamental Secondary School in Pasadena remain missing, although a few of the stolen items were recovered a week ago, authorities said Tuesday.

About $15,000 worth of instruments and equipment were stolen on Feb. 28 from the campus at 990 N. Allen Ave. according to the Pasadena Unified School District and the sheriff’s department.

Some of the stolen items were recovered on March 3, when deputies from the sheriff’s Altadena Station found a man rummaging through the trunk of a Mercedes-Benz station wagon with the equipment inside, said Deputy Sara Rodriguez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. The man ran off, and there have been no arrests, according to the sheriff’s department.

The recovered items, which were returned to the school late Monday, included a television set, two flash drives, three walkie-talkie radios, a saxophone, a flute, and three guitar amplifiers, said school district spokesman Adam Wolfson.

“Unfortunately, the school is still short over 50 instruments from the heist,” Wolfson said.

Authorities planned an afternoon news conference at the school to discuss the case.

According to the Pasadena Star-News, a fundraiser website was set up by the band to help cover the cost of the stolen instruments. So far, more than $15,000 has been raised, according to the Marshall Music Boosters organization.

— City News Service

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