Online video displays burglars smashing a vehicle’s windows and thieving countless numbers of dollars truly worth of experienced new music tools in Hollywood.
The victim, Louise Van Veenendaal, is the direct singer of a area band named BoomBox Heroes. The 12-piece band performs at weddings, activities and athletics online games.
On Dec. 18 at all over 2 a.m., surveillance online video captured burglars moving into a gated parking garage at an condominium sophisticated and peering into people’s vehicles.
The two suspects then slim in on Van Veenendaal’s car, a custom made pink Tesla SUV.
“They remaining, evidently they stole a motor vehicle, broke into the garage by way of the garage gate, smashed into the back of my Tesla with axes,” Van Veenendaal recalled. “They had masks on and took very substantially all the things that I have.”
Right after intruders ransacked and emptied her motor vehicle, Van Veenedaal stated all the things she had labored for was now long gone.
“I had all my laptops, mixers, in-ear screens, there is a mixing board, my pcs, tailor made microphones,” the sufferer explained. “Pretty substantially every thing I’ve been preserving up to construct for the band for yrs.”
At the time, she was weary from a gig and explained she did anything out of the ordinary by leaving the musical equipment in her vehicle.
She mentioned the suspects also stole years of lyrics to first songs and had disabled any location-mapping companies on her stolen electronics.
“I felt like I have lost every little thing and I do not know how I’m likely to piece it back jointly,” she claimed. “It’s like almost everything I have. Some of that things is not replaceable. I really do not even know the place I could commence to get that things back again.”
Just times before Xmas, Van Veenendaal is now scrambling to borrow tools for impending performances from her musician mates and other individuals in the sector.
“It’s most likely a year’s really worth of do the job,” she reported of saving up to obtain her machines. “It’s so substantially [money]. I have been an complete mess. It is so significantly gone.”
A report has been filed with the Los Angeles Police Section. Authorities feel the suspects might have utilized a screwdriver to split into the condominium complex foyer before accessing the gated garage.
The target is hoping some of her products turns up at nearby pawn retailers. She’s been inquiring all around using the equipments’ serial numbers but has not identified something so considerably.
As the suspects remain at significant, no descriptions ended up released and the theft remains under investigation.
Individuals who want to assistance BoomBox Heroes get well from the theft can donate to their GoFundMe or aid them at their next exhibit in Orange County on Jan. 6. Information and facts can be found here.