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Police: A Flock of Seagulls’ Stolen Van Recovered

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (KTLA) — A van belonging to the 1980s rock band A Flock of Seagulls that was stolen outside a hotel in Downey was found in Santa Fe Springs, police said Wednesday.

There was no word on whether the equipment that was inside the van was recovered.


Image from hotel surveillance video

It was also not clear if any arrests had been made.

The van was taken from in front the Comfort Inn in Downey, where it was parked following the band’s performance Sunday night in Bellflower.

Surveillance video from the hotel showed the band’s white 1999 Ford E-350 van parked in front of the reception area.

Overnight, a car was seen pulling up to the van.

A man got out of the car, broke into the van and drove off with it and everything inside.

Among the items stolen were the hard drives of a new solo album recorded by frontman Mike Score, as well as several one-of-a-kind instruments.

“We think it was somebody from the club that followed us knowing the van was full of equipment,” Score said.

“You know, like Joe’s guitar here was hand-built. I use a couple of Fenders that are customized,” he said.

The group had several international performances lined up and said they will have to find a way to improvise.

Anyone with information is urged to call Downey police at (562) 861-0771.