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A Flock of Seagulls' stolen band van found, but...

The good news for British new wave band A Flock of Seagulls: The group’s equipment van that was stolen early Sunday from its hotel in Downey has been located in Santa Fe Springs.

The bad news: The $70,000 worth of musical instruments, sound equipment, stage clothing and other touring necessities that group members said they’d left in the van was nowhere in sight.

The early '80s group best known for its 1982 hit “I Ran (So Far Away) was between gigs in Bellflower and Woodland Hills over the weekend when a thief, caught on hotel surveillance video, broke into the rented equipment van about 2 a.m. Sunday and drove off with it.

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Also in the vehicle were computer hard drives containing sound files of lead singer Mike Score’s solo album he’d been working on while the group has been touring the U.S. The van was found Tuesday night in Santa Fe Springs, City News Service reported.

No arrests have been made.

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