St. Louis band has gear stolen while in Austin

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A band from St. Louis, Mo. is reaching out via Facebook for help after their trailer and equipment were stolen in Austin on Thursday.

After playing at Red 7 in Austin on Wednesday night, the band members of Foxing parked their van and trailer in front of a family members home in the 5300 block of Basswood Lane. When the band members came out on Thursday, the van had been burglarized and the trailer was gone. The trailer had more than $30,000 worth of gear in it.

In a Facebook, the band posted, “We’ve known so many bands who have gone through this ordeal; at this point in history it truly feels like it’s not a matter of if but rather when.”

The trailer is gray in color and has a Missouri license plate: 11E-8KJ.

“At this point it’s the most devastating thing in the world,” said band member Conor Murphy. “These are things we are intimately attached to. This was our life in our trailer that was just taken all at once.”

If you see the trailer, you are asked to contact the Austin Police Department.

This isn’t the first time a band’s gear has been stolen. During SXSW a band out of Nashville had their gear stolen but in a twist of fate, some of their instruments were recovered when a vigilant customer on Craigslist noticed the stolen guitar for sale and reported it to police.

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