L-Acoustics has reported the theft of a 53-foot semi truck and trailer owned by Guadalajara-based Procolor, following the load-out of a Britney Spears concert in Mexico City on December 8th 2011, FOH Online has reported.
The trailer contained 4 L-Acoustics K1 and 18 V-DOSC line source elements, 12 K1-SB low-frequency extension enclosures and 48 SB-218 subwoofers, among other items.
Both L-Acoustics and Procolor, as well as the local law enforcement authorities, have appealed for any information regarding the missing equipment, while Procolor owner and general director Javier Barba and L-Acoustics business development manager Paul Freudenberg can be contacted regarding further details, including serial numbers for the items stolen, on firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com respectively.
"Although the circumstances are very unfortunate and part of a regrettably endemic issue here in Mexico, we are thankful to the good authorities that are attempting to help us resolve this situation," said Barba. "In the meantime, we will continue to focus on providing the best possible concert production services for our clients."
In spite of the theft, Procolor still has a substantial inventory of L-Acoustics gear left and is continuing with business as usual. The company will soon be taking a K1 system out on Mana’s continuing Drama y Luz tour to Venezuela, Colombia, Santo Domingo, Mexico and the U.S. Additional Procolor tours in the next two months include Ricardo Arjona, Selena Gomez’s Mexican tour, and three shows with Marc Antony and Alejandro Fernandez.
"Procolor is the first and only K1 owner in Mexico, and we are shocked and saddened that they have been victims of this crime,” Freudenberg said. “We hope to assist them in recovering their equipment and would urge other sound companies and audio professionals to carefully be on the lookout for the stolen items."