Perhaps vinyl records thief came in through bathroom window?

Nearly $35,000 in property, mostly vinyl records, was stolen during a home burglary in Delta last week.

A 50-year-old man reported the missing items around 11:34 a.m. Friday, after he’d returned home from being out of town, Delta police spokeswoman Jamie Head said.

Head declined to identify the man and confirmed only that he lives on Main Street in Delta.

When he arrived home, the man found 562 full-length vinyl records missing from a basement storage area, as well as several tools, a .22-caliber rifle and a pistol.

Missing in the man’s prized record collection: 167 selections from the Beatles, with the remaining 395 from other various artists, according to police.

Head said an investigator turned to ebay to arrive at an approximate dollar value for the stolen records. The Beatles collection alone was estimated to be worth nearly $10,000.

“I couldn’t imagine being the owner at this point,” Head said.

Police believe someone forced entry to the home through a window.

When asked about suspects, Head said an investigation remains “active.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Delta police at 970-874-7676.


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