That stolen equipment has an estimated value of about $180,000 and was taken early Monday morning. Video recorded at 4:18 a.m. shows one man already in the building, opening the door to let another man inside. For the next four and a half minutes, the two men and a young woman made a total of 15 trips in and out building, emptying out a room where the school stored the equipment.
By the looks of it, the three people knew exactly what they were after. One man was seen wearing a mask but didn't use it to cover his face the entire time. He's also seen using an announcement stand to prop the door open as the two others carried and wheeled out all they could.
The theft left school groups like the FCC Jazz Singers scrambling, but a Tuesday concert went on as scheduled sing borrowed equipment from the music department.
By Wednesday, the damaged door to the storage room had been repaired. Now, the school is looking at ways to accommodate other groups who are already scheduled to use the auditorium. "We're trying to figure out what events we have going on, what equipment we're going to need and then we're going to look into either renting or maybe one of the other sites in the district may be able to help," said FCC spokesperson Kathy Bonilla.
In the meantime, they're hoping someone will recognize the suspects and the equipment can be returned.