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40 Watt Club Burglarrized, Musicans Offer Reward

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Further investigation into the 40 Watt burglary leads police to believe that the break-in was staged.

The Athens Banner-Herald reported that police say damage to a large steel door was minimal where it appeared forced entry. Police say it’s possible the burglar got into the club with a key.

According to police, the burglary occurred between the downtown music venue’s closing at 2:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Friday. Club owner Barrie Buck reported the burglary to police. Equipment worth thousands of dollars was stolen from the venue, including Seven amplifiers, eight direct boxes and 37 microphones.

Musicians are offering a reward for information in the wake of a burglary at the 40 Watt Club.

David Lowery of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker tweeted he would offer $5,000 for an arrest and conviction. Mike Mills of R.E.M. offered another $5,000, along with Jason Isbell, bringing the total to $15,000.