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Posted: 5:04 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013
BERKELEY, Calif. —
A Michigan-based folk band’s West Coast tour has come to an end after thieves stole their van filled with equipment and their belongings, band members told KTVU Sunday.
Andrea Moreno-Beals of the indy folk band Breathe Owl Breathe said the van was stolen late Friday night from a street in the Berkeley-Oakland hills.
“My heart just stopped and I just ran inside,” she said “I said Trevor, did you move the van? Tell me you moved the van.”
Moreno-Beals said Sunday that the thieves have left her and her bandmates with only the clothes on their backs.
“All the rest of my clothing…they're in the van,” she said. “My purse. My wallet. My driver’s license. All of our equipment.”
The group said the equipment was valued at more than $20,000.
Fortunately, the group had only one stop left on their tour – a concert last night in Grass Valley.
Thanks to local musicians who heard about the band’s plight, the group was able to play using borrowed equipment and instruments.
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