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Police request help in identifying IDKhow robbery suspect

IDKhow were robbed while performing in Los Angeles Tuesday evening, and now police have identified a suspect.

October 18, 2018
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I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (IDKhow) were robbed while the two were in Los Angeles Tuesday evening. The duo, consisting of Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman, shared the news of the robbery by posting a series of tweets Wednesday morning.

Now, Los Angeles Police are requesting help in identifying the suspect. IDKhow were performing at Hollywood’s Hotel Cafe Tuesday, and Weekes returned to his hotel room at Dream Hollywood after the show. There, he discovered more than $10,000 in personal items and gear were stolen, according to a press release.

Read more: Dallon Weekes ran into P!ATD at Reading, and here’s how it went down

Some of the items stolen include a Fender 1981 Precision bass guitar, a peddle board, a laptop with new IDKhow tracks, an iPad, Weekes’ passport and all of his personal belongings. Weekes posted an image of the missing bass on Twitter (seen below).

A security camera caught the suspect, and police are releasing an image from the footage (seen below). While the band haven’t released a way to help, police are asking people to call the LAPD at 800-222-8477 if you recognize this person or have any information.

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[Photo via LAPD]

idkhow robbery suspect

[Photo via LAPD]

IDKhow first post about the robbery

Each member issued their own statements Wednesday morning after the robbery, which happened in Weekes’ hotel room Tuesday evening.

Weekes’ wrote in his tweets that all of his personal belongings and gear were stolen from his room, but, to add insult to injury, he also revealed that he lost all of his work on the band’s debut record.

Read his tweets below:

Weekes’ then tweeted out a few hours later that the hotel was able to obtain footage of the person who stole the items out of his room.

There’s no further update on whether or not the person who took the band’s belongings is still in their hotel room, but they at least know who the person is, so there is a chance they’ll be able to get their stuff back:

The other member of the duo, Ryan Seaman, also took to Twitter to explain the situation:

IDKhow frontman Dallon Weekes took to Twitter to offer an update on the robbery.

“Police have tracked down the dudes who stole all of our stuff,” Weekes says. “SO they can either bring it all back and we can forget the whole thing, or they can get arrested. Keep your fingers crossed that they do the right thing.”

“If they don’t, then I’ll be a little busy trying to make tour still happen,” he continues. “Thanks for all the well wishes. I hope it turns out the way we all want.”

The band hasn’t shared any information regarding ways that fans can help.

Additionally, the band is set to release their debut EP, 1981 Extended Play, next month. The six-track EP drops Nov. 9 via Fearless, and preorders are available now.

IDKhow is scheduled to be joining Super Whatevr, NG and De’Wayne Jackson in opening for WaterparksEntertainment tour this fall. You can check out a full list of dates below.


11/02 – Lake Park, FL @ The Kelsey Theater
11/03 – Orlando, FL @ The Abbey
11/04 – Columbia, SC @ The Senate
11/06 – Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Petes
11/07 – Richmond, VA @ Broadberry
11/09 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
11/10 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/11 – Hartford, CT @ The Webster
11/12 – Rochester, NY @ Anthology
11/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater
11/15 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
11/16 – Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theater
11/17 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Horse Tap House
11/19 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
11/20 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
11/21 – Grand Junction, CO @ The Mesa Theater
11/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/24 – Reno, NV @ Jub Jubs
11/25 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/27 – Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
11/28 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
11/30 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Hall
12/01 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

Written by Rachel Campbell