Sax.com owner Christine Straker, 59, whose premises were burgled
Thieves broke into the back of the Sax.com shop sawing though a spiked fence, before escaping with 30 soprano instruments – including two made out of silver.
The burglary at the shop in Crowborough, East Sussex, was discovered on Sunday afternoon by shop owner Christine Straker, 59.
Ms Straker has now launched an appeal in a bid to track down her missing instruments.
She said: "They will be difficult to shift because they are unusual soprano saxes and they left behind the mouthpieces and cases so goodness knows how they will get rid of them.
"But they seemed to know what they were after because they broke the fence at the back and came through the alley.
Ms Straker has now launched an appeal in a bid to track down her missing instruments
"They must have loaded them up into a big holdall."
They will be difficult to shift because they are unusual soprano saxes
The shop is Britain's biggest supplier of saxophones with more than 300 in stock and those stolen are described as "unusual models" all snatched from a display stand.
The instruments stolen included those by Yamaha, Rampone & Cazanni, Yanagisawa, Selmer and Jupiter and Elkhart.
Sax.com is Britain's biggest supplier of saxophones with more than 300 in stock
The broken fence through which the thieves gained access
A Sussex Police spokesman said: "Police were called just after 2pm on Sunday to report thousands of pounds worth of saxophones had been stolen from a property in Brooklands Park, near Farningham Road, Crowborough.
"A glass pane by the front door had been smashed and it is believed entry was gained some time between 5pm on Saturday and 2pm that afternoon. Scenes of crime officers attended."