LSAV Is Victim of Grand Theft--Thanks AV Community for Helping Recover Stolen Equipment

Oct 29, 2013, 08:00 ET from Lakeshore Audiovisual, Inc. - LSAV

CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lakeshore Audiovisual, Inc. (LSAV), a Chicago-based audiovisual staging and solutions company, was the victim of grand theft earlier this month when approximately $500,000 worth of its audiovisual equipment was stolen in the Washington DC Metro area.


Following the theft, LSAV headquarters sent out an e-blast to more than 5,000 individuals in the AV and events industry and posted messages to its Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages asking everyone to look out for any suspicious audiovisual equipment for sale or its distinct marble gear cases.

LSAV offered up a reward for any information leading to the return of the equipment.  

Due to the power of social media, the word quickly spread online throughout the AV and events community in the United States and Canada. LSAV's Facebook post reached more than 50,000 people and was shared close to 500 times. They also received numerous responses from the industry-wide e-blast.

Thanks to the vigilance and rapid response of the close-knit AV and events community, and the incredible work of local police, these efforts proved successful.

All of LSAV's equipment was located and recovered by LSAV and the DC Metro authorities one week later.

"I would like to thank everyone for their support regarding the theft. The genuine concern from all of our AV and events industry family was really amazing. This incident shows how well our industry can rally together to promote positive results," says LSAV President and owner, Michael Giglio.

He continues, "LSAV had been prepared for a major event when the theft occurred. Although our load-in was completely disrupted by the theft, our team did not miss a beat. They quickly gathered the equipment necessary from our inventory as well as our AV partners in the area. The show went off without a hitch and without our client ever needing to be alerted of the incident. It was a great example of grace under pressure and I'm very proud of our team."

About LSAV

LSAV is a full-service audiovisual and live-events solutions company. LSAV keeps its message simple: People, Technology, Solutions. It is dedicated to providing clients with the highest-quality professionals, the latest technologies, and the most-advanced solutions in the industry. Headquartered in Chicago, LSAV has additional locations in Las Vegas, Washington DC Metro, and the Orlando area. For more information about LSAV, visit, call 866.491.0123, email, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Contact: Laurie Canning, LSAV, 312.491.0123 ext. 132,

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