Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Fourth Precinct detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying and locating the person or persons who stole a drum kit and other items from the back of an SUV in Ronkonkoma this week.
Police say the crime took place at some point between Monday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, August 13 at 7:30 a.m. on Oak Street in Ronkonkoma. The perpetrator(s) broke into the back of a 2006 Ford Explorer and stole a bass drum, a drum harness, a snare drum and a Garmin GPS.
The drum set belongs to "Long Ireland"a local Pipe & Drum band made up, in part, of law enforcement officials who live in the Sachem area. The band plays for a number of charities, fire departments and marches in local parades. The SUV, according to a member of the band, was an official department vehicle. The band member said the drums are worth anywhere between $1,500 and $2,000.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.