Band’s van, musical instruments stolen while having coffee


CONDUCTING FUNDRAISERS TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR HER EXPENSES. Charles: THE SHOW ON THE ROAD ALMOST STOPPED. A BALTIMORE BASE FAN WAS GETTING COFFEE THIS MORNING AFTER PLAYING A SHOW HERE IN THE DOWNTOWN BAR LAST NIGHT WHEN THEIR INSTRUMENTS WERE STOLEN. AS THE NIGHT TEAM’S ALEC SLESH EXPLAINS THEY’RE NOT LETTING THE THEFT STOP THEM FROM PERFORMING THEIR OTHER SCHEDULED SHOWS. Alec: A BALTIMORE BAND ON TOUR HAD THEIR VAN WITH ALL OF THEIR INSTRUMENTS STOLEN TODAY. YOU WORK SO HARD TO MAKE A CAREER FOR YOURSELF IN THIS BUSINESS. Alec: THE LOWER DENS PLAYED THEIR AMERICAN INDY POP AT THE PAPER TIGER LAST NIGHT. WE’VE HAD A GREAT TRIP HERE, SO LAST NIGHT WAS AWESOME, VERY EXCITED, FRIENDLY PEOPLE. Alec: IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A QUICK CUP OF JOE THEN 11 MORE TOUR STOPS IN MULTIPLE CITIES. WE’LL TRY TO PULL TOGETHER BORROWED AND RENTED GEAR TO FINISH THE TOUR UP, BECAUSE LIKE WE — FINANCIALLY, WE CAN’T AFFORD TO NOT KEEP PLAYING. Alec: THIS IS WHAT THEIR VAN LOOKS LIKE. IT’S NOW MISSING. AND INSIDE OF IT THEIR ENTIRE LIVELIHOOD AND THEN SOME. THE VAN IS A 2003 DARK BLUE ECONOLINE E-3 50. IT’S A VERY LONG VAN, HAS THE EXTENDED REAR END. 15-PASSENGER VAN. Alec: NOW, HUNTER TOLD US NOT ONLY DID THEY STEAL HER VAN WITH ALL OF HER INSTRUMENTS BUT ALSO INSIDE SHE HAD HER CREDIT CARD. ABOUT AN HOUR AFTER HER VAN WAS STOLEN THOSE THIEVES USED HER CREDIT CARD TO BUY DINNER AT BILL MILLER’S. IF YOU SEE ANYTHING AT ALL, YOU’RE URGED TO CALL POLICE.