What follows is an official statement from distributor Henley Audio released to the press this morning and intended as a warning to the trade concerning criminals targeting the AV and Hi-Fi Trades.

I’m writing to you today with rather frustrating news. On a shipment we received into our warehouse on Tuesday, 68 turntables had been stolen while the goods were in transit, in what looks like a coordinated robbery.

Unfortunately, some level of theft is common in our industry, however, the sheer quantity of product stolen in one time on this occasion has meant we need to make others aware of the situation. The models affected are amongst our best sellers, so we have a duty of care to ensure our customers are aware when they may actually be purchasing stolen goods.

We always encourage customers to only purchase from authorised resellers – and generally that message works. However, it is likely now some illegitimate sources will begin to appear at a time when stock supply is generally short as part of the ongoing effects of the pandemic.

Thank you for your ongoing support, and all the best as we enter the festive season.

Henley has asked EI to publish the full list of the models stolen and full serial numbers. 

Pro-Ject Juke Box S2 (Walnut):

18S056834

18S056987

18S056854

18S072154

18S072144

18S056979

18S056836

18S056837

18S056838

18S056848

18S056851

18S056858

18S056873

18S056876

18S056892

18S056904

18S056907

18S056908

18S072115

18S072120

18S072151

18S072153

18S072157

18S072159

18S072161

18S072162

18S072166

18S072167

18S072171

18S072270

18S072288

18S072305

18S072318

18S072328

18S072392

18S072398

18S072424

 18S072442

Pro-Ject Juke Box E (Piano Black):

20S085441

20S085445

20S085484

20S085485

20S085491

20S085492

20S085493

20S085494

20S085495

20S085499

20S085501

20S085502

20S085504

20S085505

20S085506

20S085508

20S085509

20S085510

20S085514

20S085519

20S085521

20S085522

20S085524

20S085525

20S085526

20S085517

20S085500

20S085516

Pro-Ject Primary E (Black):

20S092863

20S092880

All goods in the list above will have no warranty support from Henley Audio or Pro-Ject Audio Systems, and customers who purchase these items are encouraged to report their seller to the necessary authorities. The crime reference number from Kent Police is 240113.

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