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Police: Man cut hole in storage unit roof, stole 35 guitars

A New Jersey man is accused of stealing enough musical equipment to outfit quite a few bands.

Philadelphia police said Friday they charged Jason Mackenzie of Berlin, New Jersey, with burglary and related offenses in connection with a break-in at a self-storage unit at a storage business on Castor Avenue.

Investigators say Mackenzie and two accomplices cut a hole in the top of the storage unit on the night of March 25 and took 35 guitars, 10 amplifiers and other electronic equipment as well as vinyl records and children’s toys.

Detectives apprehended MacKenzie on Thursday in the 2300 hundred block of Frankford Avenue.

There was no word on the status of the two alleged accomplices.

There was no case file for MacKenzie in the state court’s online system on Friday.

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