A Chicago woman has created a Facebook page to help musicians find their stolen gear.
Tracy Kreuser tells the Chicago Sun-Times she hopes the page she created last month will generate tips and help musicians get their lost equipment back.
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She envisions the site as a central hub for people to post photos of missing instruments and facts about the thefts. The site already has photos of a half-dozen stolen guitars.
Kreuser books bands for Chicago venues. She says many musicians are barely making a living and can't afford a major loss of equipment.
The New York band Go Deep is one example. The band lost all its equipment and a van in Chicago in May. Band member Chris Kneale says the band is still recovering from the loss.