Woman filmed stealing music equipment

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – A music store owner was quite shocked by a brazen robbery in broad daylight.

Andy Foote has owned Drum Supply House for 25 years. It helps musicians purchase and repair custom drums. Like most small business owners, he’s been forced to adapt during the pandemic. “We pivoted during this time, even during lockdown I loaded up my car and drove drumheads all over town,” Foote said.

On Monday, he said a woman walked in and mentioned she was shopping for her son’s birthday. She asked about some hardware, and while Andy was looking for it, she stole a keyboard.

It was filmed by his surveillance cameras. “Turns out she was trying to put a nice variety of things in her pants,” Foote said.

She then grabbed a box containing a small battery and left. “I thought she just came out with the little drums, but it was ridiculous to see her stuffing everything she could into her pants,” Foote said.

The fleeing driver was in a black Nissan Rogue.

Foote has filed a complaint with the police, but in the meantime he wants to warn their neighbours: “I actually received an anonymous phone call this morning from someone who had an interaction with the same couple a few days ago in the neighborhood for a job site.”

Andy Foot

Surveillance Photo Drum Supply House

It’s not the only time he’s been the victim of a crime. His store on McFerrin Avenue was also robbed a few years ago. “We’re just a small store, so it’s tough you know, but we’ll get through it, we’ll be fine,” Foote said. He didn’t jump for a moment, back to work on Tuesday.

People have already offered to help since he lost hundreds of dollars worth of equipment. “We’ve had sellers before that tell us they saw some of their stolen items and offer to replace them,” Foote said.

If you recognize the suspected thief, call the Metropolitan Police. The owner said the masked woman was about 5 feet tall and was wearing a wedding ring.

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