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Tuba Thief Has a Lot of Brass

Posted January 15, 2008

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— Somewhere, a polka band might be dealing in some hot brass.

Fourteen sousaphones were stolen recently from the band room at North Carolina Central University, police said Tuesday. The instruments – six Conn sousaphones and eight Jupiter sousaphones worth about $3,000 each – were taken sometime in December or early January.

Durham Crime Stoppers has offered a reward for information about the theft.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call N.C. Central Police Detective A.J. Carter at  919-560-5397, Detective Billy Boyd at 919-560-7365 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

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  • aquamama Jan 16, 2008

    You've go to plan to pull off something like that.

  • skaternum Jan 16, 2008

    This is awful. Central has so little funding to begin with. Creeps!