West Seattle Crime Watch: Band rocked by big theft on tour eve

June 20, 2012 at 4:27 am | In Arbor Heights, Crime, West Seattle news | 10 Comments

The punk band Random Orbits will head out on tour today as planned, reports KING 5 (whose story from last night’s newscast is embedded above), even though they suffered a big loss in an Arbor Heights car prowl sometime overnight Monday night/Tuesday morning. According to a post on the band’s Facebook page, the thief/thieves made off with:

Fender 72’ Telecaster Deluxe – serial # MZ9576505 – “SCS” is carved into the back of the head stock
Gibson SG Standard – Serial # 112610579 – Cherry Red
G&L 1981 SB-1 Bass Guitar- Serial # B015960 – Black
David Eden Traveler – Bass Head – Serial # 1887
Marshall JMC 900 – White, with “No Beer On Top” written across the top
2500 dollars Cash which was inside a box of beer koozies/stickers/posters

If you have any information on the break-in or the stolen items, you can call police and refer to incident # 12-191715. Random Orbits is scheduled to play Leavenworth tonight and then keep heading east, all the way to New York state over the course of their tour’s first week.

10 Comments

  1. This is awful news, really sorry to hear it. I hope people keep an eye out for the thieves trying to sell the stolen items on craigslist or at pawn shops. Maybe the band could start a fund at a bank for people to help with $ for new gear?

    Comment by K M — 8:01 am June 20, 2012 #

  2. That stinks! So sorry!

    Comment by pam — 8:40 am June 20, 2012 #

  3. As a casual musician, I myself had my Fender Rhodes keyboard stolen back in 1997 here in Seattle. It was held in a friends storage unit in his backyard with locks on it and all. His working tools and other expensive items were also stolen. I feel your pain. It feels like something ripped out a piece of your heart and you felt like killing someone. Playing music is one of the only things that makes me happy. To see other people smile while you play is very rewarding. Keep your dream alive. That is very bad karma for those who stole. They do not care what happens to themselves. Apparently. And good luck to the tour.

    Comment by jiggers — 8:54 am June 20, 2012 #

  4. This is so damn sad. I feel for you guys. Hope you can enjoy your tour regardless, trying not to let the sh-theads in the world get you down. They’ll get their payback in their life at some point.

    Comment by justme — 9:16 am June 20, 2012 #

  5. Dropped of the info regarding the stolen items at Emerald City Guitars, in Pioneer Square, about an hour ago. (Although the guy said that he usually gets SPD(?) notifications regarding stolen equipment.)

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 10:29 am June 20, 2012 #

  6. I have a 75 hollow body fender(figuring thats not what you need for punk though) if you need it. Sux what happened. Email is brianpwaldrop@gmail.com

    Comment by haha — 12:50 pm June 20, 2012 #

  7. KM,

    On their website re: financial help:

    “If you would like to donate on paypal.com, payments can be sent to RandomOrbits@gmail.com

    Comment by JayD — 1:27 pm June 20, 2012 #

  8. Special place in hell for music gear thieves

    Comment by Marcus M — 8:14 pm June 20, 2012 #

  9. Lame.

    Comment by Bianca — 11:45 am June 21, 2012 #

  10. $3,000 in cash left in a van overnight?

    Comment by Fred — 12:19 am July 10, 2012 #

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