Young Guns band and crew victims of huge gear theft

UK rock band Young Guns, along with their FOH engineer Ben Hammond, had a raft of audio equipment and personal belongings stolen from them after their van was broken into on Friday (23 October).

According to Hammond, the incident took place at around 12:30pm, when the van was parked at the White Rose Centre in the Beeston area of the city.

Among the items stolen were Audio-Technica wireless/IEM kit (including a pair of AE6100 mics, pictured), headphones from Audio-Technica and Bose, laptops, iPads cameras and even passports.

The theft meant that the group’s scheduled Milton Keynes gig on Friday evening had to be cancelled.

Below is a list of all the missing items for each band/crew member. Those with information on the possible whereabouts of any of the above should contact West Yorkshire Police or Ben Hammond on

Ben Hammond

Audio-Technica 5000 Series Wireless Mic Receiver
2x Audio-Technica AE6100 Wireless Mics
Audio-Technica M3 In-Ear Monitor Transmitter w/rack ears
Audio-Technica ATM25LE
Bose QC25 Headpnones in Black Silver
11” MacBook Air in Blue Neoprene Case (serial: C02NRN6QG083)
Black Ipad Mini 2 wifi 16gb in Griffin Survivor Case (serial: F4PL4SD5F193)
Blue ACS Custom Mould Ear Plugs
Black iPhone 5
Peli S100 Backpack
Peli 1010 case containing PCMCIA Cards

Si Mitchell (bassist)

Black/Space Grey iPad Mini 2 Cellular 32GB (serial: DLXN50W5FLML)
Red Apple Smart Case
iPad charger

Fraser Taylor (guitarist)

Canon 5d MkIII
Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens
Canon f1.4 50mm lens
Sigma 10mm f2.8 fisheye lens
Silver Apple Macbook Pro 15.4”
Macbook charger
2 x Yongnuo flashgun YN 568exii ttl WD
1TB hard drive
Yongnuo timer LCD remote for Canon 5d
iPhone charger
65GB Sandisk flash drive iLok 2
Lowepro fastpack backpack
2 x Sandisk extreme sdcfx 16gb card extreme 60 mb/s
Joby Gorillapod SLR zoom tripod
Polaroid Universal Studio
Octagon soft box
jjct st-1 wrist strap
velbon cx888 tripod
Neoprene laptop case
Audio-Technica M50 headphones
iPod touch 16gb 4th generation
32” portable 5 in 1 reflector
xcsource 16 channel wireless hot shoe flash trigger set, 2 receiver, 1 transmitter
Canon replacement battery for 5dmkiii plus battery charger
Card Reader
Blackstar HT1 Guitar Amp

Ben Jolliffe (drummer)

13” MacBook Pro in a Black fabric padded case (serial C02PNJAMFVH5)
iPad Mini 16gb in a black leather case (serial F4KN4NL0FCM5)
Silver MacBook Pro 13” (serial:C02GMAECDV14)
MacBook charger
iPhone charger
2x Fender california guitar cable
Peli u100 elite backpack
Black Nextorch 18650 Rc Tortoise Shell Ray ban wayfarers Black Leatherman OHT multi tool – Engraved with ‘Tom Barclay 1991’

Scott Patterson

Silver MacBook Pro 13”
Silver Speck Macbook case
Black Eastpak Rucksack
Chanel Bleu 100ml bottle