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Finnish rock band HIM, currently in Australia as part of the Soundwave 2014 tour, have appealed to fans in helping catch an unidentified man who walked into the band’s dressing room at Melbourne’s 170 Russell last night and stole a backpack containing valuables belonging to their sound engineer.
“Today when our crew was doing the linecheck at the venue in Melbourne some filthy bastard walked into our dressing room and stole our sound engineer Brad’s backbag,” writes band affiliate Janne Tamminen on his personal Facebook page, attaching an image of the alleged thief.
According to Tamminen, the sound engineer’s bag contained “two passports with work visas to the places [the band] will be going on this tour in South America, laptop, credit cards, driver’s license, ID’s [sic], [and] hard disks with the recordings from all the HIM shows last year.”
A capture from surveillance footage of the venue has now been shared by the official Soundwave Facebook, who write, “Spread the word – let’s get this a-hole!” and by the official HIM page, whose post seems to indicate that the band have contacted the police about the matter (see below).