Van, trailer, all instruments stolen in Houston
As you may have already heard, thieves took our entire touring rig and everything inside it – instruments, gear, band merchandise and music, and members’ clothing and personal effects – last week in Houston. You can see a news story on the theft, including surveillance footage, here. A list of stolen instruments with serial numbers and photos is available online here – please help us keep an eye out for them, especially Cruz’s iconic Gibson J-45 guitar, Ruby.
We have been completely blown away by the support shown to us from all over the world – messages, people scouring websites and pawn shops for instruments, offers of instruments, and donations to help cover the tremendous gap between what was lost and what insurance will cover. If you’d like to know how you can help, please click here for details and several suggestions. Thank you so much for everything – we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without you.
The Houston Police Department is actively investigating and they are offering a Crimestoppers reward for information leading to the conviction of the thieves. Crimestoppers allows anonymous tips, so you don’t need to worry about getting into trouble if you know something and report it. If you have information, please call the Crimestoppers Tip Line at 713-222-TIPS (8477). Additionally, we are offering a reward for the complete and safe recovery of our instruments. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any information.