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Slipknot singer robbed of $36K in musical gear

Tuesday, July 09, 2013 8:35 AM PT
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Slipknot lead singer Corey Taylor was reportedly robbed of more than $36,000 worth of musical equipment while on tour in Europe, according to a West Des Moines police report.

The Des Moines Register reports that Taylor contacted police and stated that a friend stole the gear while he and his wife were touring Europe. The couple returned home on Saturday. Among the items stolen were two Ibanez Paul Gray Signature basses.

Here's what the Des Moines Register had to say:

A friend told Taylor's wife that she believed the suspect had been stealing musical equipment from the couple's West Des Moines home and storage units, according to the report. Another friend became suspicious when he heard the suspect asking to buy equipment back from a local guitar store, the report said.

A third friend was able to identify some of Taylor's equipment at the guitar store, the report stated. The store's manager is storing some of the stolen items and working to track down other equipment that was already sold.

The Taylors have recovered some of their stolen property, Lt. Jim Barrett of the West Des Moines Police Department said Monday afternoon. Barrett did not say how much or which items were still missing.


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