Atlanta Media Production Studio Has Over 100,000 Equipment Stolen | News

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ATLANTA (CBS46) – A pair of thieves were caught on camera stealing more than $ 100,000 in production equipment from a small family-owned media production company in Atlanta on Thursday.

As Charlene Salter-Legend and her husband Karlief Legend slept on Thursday, they said a group of young men robbed their business “The ATL Plug”.

“He immediately said something was going on with the alarm and I woke up saying oh my god they’re stealing from us,” Charlene said.

The Legends said around 5 a.m. on Thursday morning that their ADT security cameras captured a group of four people breaking into their media production studio, which they began last year at the start of the pandemic.

“It was a gray loader and he got up and brought out four guys, they each had a crowbar in their hands,” Charlene said.

The Legends said they opened “The ATL Plug” to create a space to connect and empower young digital creators in the Atlanta media scene.

Over the past year their business has flourished, serving the community, celebrities and big business advertisements.

“Our heart is really to serve the community and make sure that small business owners and entrepreneurs have the opportunity to create great content because businesses are in difficulty right now. We also have a partnership with Dekalb County and Atlanta Public Schools to put cameras and equipment in the hands of kids. We have an internship program where we have helped students participate in major film shoots and some Tyler Perry films. “

However, their cameras weren’t the only thing taken from them: “We lost over a hundred thousand dollars in photo, lighting and audio equipment.”

Now the Legends are telling CBS46 that the majority of their operation has been disconnected from the Atlanta community they love, “It was probably the worst thing that happened to us this holiday weekend.”

The legends return to the drawing board trying to chart a course for their family business.

If you have any information regarding who was responsible for the theft of the equipment, be sure to contact APD with Crime Arrest Services.

If you would like to help the Legends while they are rebuilding, you can find their GoFundMe page here.

NOTE: CBS46 does not verify any GoFundMe pages and does not guarantee that the money donated will be used for the stated purpose.


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