Can you help this Kelowna teenager get his sentimental birthday present back?
By John McDonald
Kristian Magee beside his girlfriend's car in Kelowna. It was broken into and car stereo equipment, some of it given to Magee by his father as a birthday present, was stolen.
Image Credit: Kristian Magee
November 20, 2015 - 6:30 PM
KELOWNA - A Kelowna teen is hoping social media can help him recover a pile of car stereo equipment stolen from a car parked outside his house, some of it a gift from his father for his 17th birthday.
“It was an early birthday present,” Kristian Magee says. “He just gave it to me last night. It was a sub-woofer he’s had since before I was born.”
The Kelowna Senior Secondary student says he locked his father’s sub-woofer along with two other sub-woofers and two amplifiers in the trunk of his girlfriend’s Volkswagen Jetta last night.
Magee is studying to be an automotive service technician and his plan was to install some of the equipment in his truck but he never got the chance.
“I got extremely ripped off,” Magee says, of the theft that happened right in front of his downtown Kelowna house.
“The trunk of her car was popped open. They poured Gatorade all over the car. The radio knob was knocked off. They went through the glovebox and tried to take the battery. They took everything they could find.”
That included the contents of the trunk, which is insured, but not without proof the equipment even existed, something Magee is working on. “I’m trying to get ahold of my Dad, because he’s the type that will have the serial numbers and original receipts.”
He has reported the theft to police, but Magee is pinning his hopes on social media, hoping people will share his story far and wide and help him recover the lost birthday present.
“Honestly, when I talked to the cops, there first thing was ‘do you have a picture.’ Unfortunately, I don’t have pictures.”
He describes the equipment as a 14” Alpine sub-woofer in a black box. Bolted to the box is a Gold Series Phenix amplifier. There was also a Rockford Fosgate punch sub and amplifier, plus a Kenwwod amplifier.
If you can help Magee find his stuff, message him on Facebook and he will get back to you right away.
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