Left-handed musician plans to move after his guitars were stolen in a raid on his Sunderland home

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A MUSICIAN has told of his upset after becoming a victim of a daylight burglary.

Robert Lowery said he plans to move after his home in Pensher Street, in the Chester Road area of Sunderland, was ransacked on Friday, January 3.

The 28-year-old, who moved into the property in June, was at work when burglars stole his belongings, including an Xbox game console and four rare left-handed guitars worth £1,500, before he returned home at 6pm.

The Royal Mail customer service advisor said the burglars, who also took a laptop and jewellery, “violated” his home.

He said: “I’m just in shock, to be honest. I thought I would be more angry. It’s not just about the material possessions, because I don’t just class my guitars as material possessions.

“I’ve been in the house the last couple of days and wanted to play the guitar and I can’t.

“They’ve taken something away from you. That’s why I’m moving.”

Robert, who plays in the band Indigo Vertebrae, which formed two years ago, is hoping a police investigation will help find the missing goods, which also include a guitar pedal board worth about £200.

He added: “I’m a musician and it has had a big impact on that It’s made me a bit paranoid.”

“I assume they took all those things because they could just be carried away. When I first walked in and saw what had happened, I thought ‘is this really happening?’. I didn’t sleep the first couple of nights after.”

The raiders broke into Robert’s home through the back yard and used a tool to force the lock and open the back door.

Police are still investigating the break-in. Anyone with information is asked to contact them on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.