ASBURY PARK - The Asbury Park community pitched in to help a local musician after his van and all his equipment was stolen.

Ken Sorensen, a blues guitarist, couldn't find his van Friday night just hours before he was scheduled to perform.

The show was able to go on thanks to his musician friends, who loaned him what he needed to perform.

Sorensen's guitar and amp were later found at a pawn shop in Ocean Township. The store owner, who used to sell vintage guitars, recognized the instruments from a Facebook post about the theft.