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Wireless mics, headphones, laptops and even passports snatched from the group and their engineer Ben Hammond in Leeds on Friday.

Young Guns band and crew victims of huge gear theft

UK rock band Young Guns, along with their FOH engineer Ben Hammond, had a raft of audio equipment and personal belongings stolen from them after their van was broken into on Friday (23 October).

According to Hammond, the incident took place at around 12:30pm, when the van was parked at the White Rose Centre in the Beeston area of the city.

Among the items stolen were Audio-Technica wireless/IEM kit (including a pair of AE6100 mics, pictured), headphones from Audio-Technica and Bose, laptops, iPads cameras and even passports.

The theft meant that the group’s scheduled Milton Keynes gig on Friday evening had to be cancelled.

Below is a list of all the missing items for each band/crew member. Those with information on the possible whereabouts of any of the above should contact West Yorkshire Police or Ben Hammond on bigbenaudio@me.com.

Ben Hammond

Audio-Technica 5000 Series Wireless Mic Receiver
2x Audio-Technica AE6100 Wireless Mics
Audio-Technica M3 In-Ear Monitor Transmitter w/rack ears
Audio-Technica ATM25LE
Bose QC25 Headpnones in Black Silver
11” MacBook Air in Blue Neoprene Case (serial: C02NRN6QG083)
Black Ipad Mini 2 wifi 16gb in Griffin Survivor Case (serial: F4PL4SD5F193)
Blue ACS Custom Mould Ear Plugs
Black iPhone 5
Peli S100 Backpack
Peli 1010 case containing PCMCIA Cards

Si Mitchell (bassist)

Black/Space Grey iPad Mini 2 Cellular 32GB (serial: DLXN50W5FLML)
Red Apple Smart Case
iPad charger

Fraser Taylor (guitarist)

Canon 5d MkIII
Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens
Canon f1.4 50mm lens
Sigma 10mm f2.8 fisheye lens
Silver Apple Macbook Pro 15.4”
Macbook charger
2 x Yongnuo flashgun YN 568exii ttl WD
1TB hard drive
Yongnuo timer LCD remote for Canon 5d
iPhone charger
65GB Sandisk flash drive iLok 2
Lowepro fastpack backpack
2 x Sandisk extreme sdcfx 16gb card extreme 60 mb/s
Joby Gorillapod SLR zoom tripod
Polaroid Universal Studio
Octagon soft box
jjct st-1 wrist strap
velbon cx888 tripod
Neoprene laptop case
Audio-Technica M50 headphones
iPod touch 16gb 4th generation
32” portable 5 in 1 reflector
xcsource 16 channel wireless hot shoe flash trigger set, 2 receiver, 1 transmitter
Canon replacement battery for 5dmkiii plus battery charger
Card Reader
Blackstar HT1 Guitar Amp

Ben Jolliffe (drummer)

13” MacBook Pro in a Black fabric padded case (serial C02PNJAMFVH5)
iPad Mini 16gb in a black leather case (serial F4KN4NL0FCM5)
Silver MacBook Pro 13” (serial:C02GMAECDV14)
MacBook charger
iPhone charger
2x Fender california guitar cable
Peli u100 elite backpack
Black Nextorch 18650 Rc Tortoise Shell Ray ban wayfarers Black Leatherman OHT multi tool – Engraved with ‘Tom Barclay 1991’

Scott Patterson

Silver MacBook Pro 13”
Silver Speck Macbook case
Black Eastpak Rucksack
Chanel Bleu 100ml bottle

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