ln what can now be identified as a string of events, production companies across Atlanta have recently been the target of theft; specifically high-dollar camera equipment. The Plug ATL fell victim to one of these instances of theft, losing over $100,000 of production equipment to a group of young men in the early hours of the morning on November 23rd. The production company that opened its doors a year and a half ago is located at the Phoenix Business Park and co-owned by Charlene and Karlief Legend.
“They went directly for our camera equipment. We have a fully furnished state-of-the-art recording studio. They didn’t touch it. We had laptops, I-Pads, MacBook Pros all across the building, they didn’t touch it,” explained Charlene Legend. It is reported that there have been at least 35 similar break-ins throughout the metro Atlanta area in this past year, with estimated losses in the $3 million range since this past summer. However, investigators have not yet been able to confirm a connection between previous break-ins and the burglary of The Plug ATL.
“We’re not a huge company. We can’t afford a huge hit like this and this is absolutely devastating,” Legend adds. The Legends are currently having to raise money to help their small business recover from this crushing loss. Production companies are advised to remain extra cautious in the wake of these events.