Guitar owners in three northern New Jersey towns are singing the blues because thieves have made off with their instruments.
Eleven guitars, worth more than $11,000, have been stolen in six separate burglaries of occupied homes homes in Summit, Roselle Park and Montclair.
The guitars are manufactured by Fender, Gretsch, Ibanez, Martin and Squire.
The thefts began in November in Montclair. The most recent heist was Tuesday in Roselle Park when masked thieves entered an unlocked apartment occupied by five males.
Police say two of the residents were beaten and kicked before the thieves walked out with $7,000 worth of guitars.
Police are scouring online auction sites as they try to track the thefts.