Chico band's instruments stolen

Feb 18, 2014 6:27 PM

Chico jazz band Bogg has been playing music together for years.

The members met in college while studying music at Chico State, played in a couple of garage bands together and now make a living at it.

But on Saturday afternoon the music stopped. Thieves broke into their SUV near Magnolia and Esplanade in Chico and took off with thousands of dollars worth of gear.

“Somehow they got it open without breaking the window and when it was locked,” keyboardist Josh Hegg said, pointing to the SUV.

A friend of the band saw the crime in action and startled the thieves.

“They said something to the effect of, ‘Oh no, we better go,’” Hegg said. “They put the guitars in their car and the rode off and some guy rode off.”

And the thieves made off with a Nord electric keyboard, a Fender guitar and amplifier and a bass guitar.

And while this musical group is upset about the theft, they say they've found a silver lining through community support.

“After realizing our stuff I was like, ‘Oh no, the world is evil and everything’s against us,” said Bogg guitarist Michael Bone. “Then all of sudden it flipped around and everybody's showing their support and asking how they can help.”

Bogg is hosting a benefit concert at Café Coda next Thursday night.


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