MIAMI (CBS4) – A local musician is trying to get his livelihood back after his equipment was stolen. The theft happened at a South Florida gas station and now the popular musician is asking for the community’s help.
“Most people travel to work with a briefcase, I travel with a fully-fledged sound system,” said musician Evan Lamb.
For Lamb, music isn’t just a hobby, it’s a living. But early Monday morning, someone stole his money-makers.
“It took me forever to get all these things that I like, exactly as I like them, and in the past six months, I’ve gotten everything just how I like it, and that’s when it disappears,” said Lamb.
$60,000 worth of musical equipment, including three expensive guitars, were stolen.
Evan had brought his van full of equipment to a BP gas station at Coral Way and SW 23rd Avenue in Miami around 1 a.m.
But for about 30 seconds, he left his van unattended and still running.
“As soon as I get halfway around the building I realize, I can’t leave my van running out there, that’s ridiculous. So I walk back out there and I saw a young male about 21-years-old sprinting towards my front door,” said Lamb.
The crook toof off with the white van and everything inside.
“Honestly, the thought I was having was that can’t be happening. He’s not trying to steal my car. People don’t do that,” he said.
Evan chased him. He even tried getting police officers to help. But the robber was too fast and the van was soon out of sight.
“If he’s watching, just bring it back! I have no beef with the guy, I’m sure it’s a crime of opportunity, but honestly I just need that equipment,” he told our cameras.
If you know where Evan’s equipment may be or who the robber may be, call police right away.
Evan is also offering a $1,000 reward. For information on that, you can email him directly by clicking here.