Hopefully someone gets caught. I can't imagine being able to hide all that gear, let alone a van. It's not like you can walk in the DMV and get it retitled, so someone is gonna be driving around in a reported stolen vehicle for awhile.
This is happening way too often. Nobody deserves to be robbed of their stuff-no matter what. Equipment can be replaced, but band members have real attachments to a certain pieces of equipment. For example, a guitarist may have modified his guitar with favorite pick-ups or had the fret board filed down to their liking. It isn't just the replacing, it is getting everything back to the way it was. Really bummed for anybody this happens to.
This really sucks. I was at the Cambridge, MA show last night where they broke the bad news to us. It crushed me when they announced that their van and trailer got stolen because they are the last band on this planet that it should happen to. All they do is give back to the community and write music only to donate all the profits to humanitarian projects. They still put on an incredible show even after all they went through yesterday to make it to Boston and still play. They are dedicated and are amazing in so many ways.
I donated $25 last night and hope that everyone else can find some spare cash to donate to Mae as well. I hope they get all their stuff back and return to writing inspiring music and touring as soon as possible!