More than $100,000 worth of a band's musical equipment was stolen in Lenexa, police say.
The equipment included drums, guitar amps, keys, microphones and mixers. Lenexa police said Friday afternoon that the suspect vehicle is a white Chevy Tahoe that was captured hauling the stolen trailer on city surveillance cameras.
Chris Davis is a drummer in Lost Wax. He said he and his bandmates were celebrating his birthday when the equipment was stolen from the area of Lackman and 95th streets.
The band and Davis' company, Jukeboxx Media, are scheduled to play in four weddings this weekend. Lost Wax is also set to headline a Fourth of July event at Berkley Riverfront Park.
"It puts us back quite a bit," Davis said about the theft.
But it's also "illuminated quite a silver lining," he added.
Area production and event companies have reached out offering photo booths, microphones, "detective skills and pasta salad" to help Lost Wax weather the loss.
The support will allow the band to still perform at its upcoming events.
"It's almost drowned out how negative this incident has been," Davis said.
Anyone with information about the theft is urged to call Lenexa police at 913-825-8020 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.