Police Looking for Colorado Music Festival Bandits
When you think of the often quiet mountain town of Telluride, Colorado, you typically don't associate it with crime. Telluride is known for being a sort of upper-class getaway for celebrities, a ski town, and the host of huge musical events like the Blues and Brews Festival.
However, a recent string of thefts in Telluride including a hefty one at a campsite at the Blues and Brews Festival have local police suspecting that one person or group is behind all of them and are looking for help from the community to catch whoever is responsible.
The 2022 Telluride's Blues and Brews Festival
This year's Telluride's Blues and Brews Festival featured big names like legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy, the Warren Haynes-led jam band Gov't Mule, and singer Cee-Lo Green, to name a few.
The festival takes place every year at Lizard Head just outside of Telluride, Colorado, and is usually a lot of fun:
However, this year a pretty hefty theft was reported which spoiled a lot of the fun for the victims and have police on the lookout for the criminals.
A Theft at Telluride Blues and Brews Festival
According to reports, a group of concertgoers was camping near the festival and after walking away from their campsite, returned to find numerous items stolen. The items include a $6,000 mountain bike, a tent, four sleeping bags, a pair of shoes, and a helmet. Altogether, the stolen items were worth over $11,000.
Telluride Police Ask For Help
When asked about the theft, San Miguel County Sherriff Bill Masters said that he doesn't believe the incident to be isolated, as the town of Telluride has seen an alarming increase in this kind of criminal activity as of late.
It should also be noted that the theft was likely planned as whoever stole the items had some kind of bolt cutters or similar tools with them to cut the bike's chain.
Anyone with information is encouraged to reach out to the San Miguel County Sheriff's Office.