Over $8,500 in music equipment stolen from Davie studio

DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - Over $8,500 worth of music equipment was stolen during a burglary at a Davie music studio.

The items were taken from City Media, a father-and-son operated studio located near Griffin Road and the Florida Turnpike on Sunday.

Two subjects broke into the building and loaded the equipment into the trunk of a car waiting outside at around 4 a.m.

Surveillance video shows the entire ordeal. “They come in, and the first thing they try to do: shut the lights down and they start looking around,” said Jose Pareja, father of the studio’s owner.

One thief could be seen on camera looking around a room before deciding to grab a guitar. The studio’s owner, Christian Pareja, discovered the theft.

“Taking some things quickly, guitars, the computer, eventually started pulling, yanking the whole thing out like no respect to the equipment at all,” he said. “Wanted to make a place that people feel comfortable and creative and secure.”

Pareja and his father are now hoping to catch the people who broke into the studio. “It was something to make somebody’s dream better,” said Jose. “That’s what we were trying to build, your dreams.”

“Let’s all unite and get together because theft is not good. Crime is not good, and bringing down dreams is not good too,” Christian said.

One of the subjects had a tattoo of a crown on the right side of his neck while the other had long deadlocks.

With thousands of dollars worth of equipment gone, Christian said he will have to shut down the studio until he can get back on his feet.

If you have any information on this burglary, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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