Musician offer $1,000 reward for return of stolen music and videos

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - Howard Cox is offering a $1,000 reward for the return of his music.  His creations were stolen when someone smashed the windows of his vehicle, and took his backpack.  A laptop inside the backpack contained his music.

Cox had just graduated from a downtown music school.  The theft took place the next day.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department reports the crime took place Friday afternoon in the 700 block of North 3rd Street.  Cox said he was parked near Morgan Street and Memorial Drive for about 30 minutes.  When he returned to his vehicle, he realized his music was gone.

“I’ve been trying my hardest to move beyond it, but you know it was just a piece of me that was taken,” said Cox.

An instructor from the school launched a fundraising campaign after hearing what happened.

Cox is offering a $1,000 reward for the return of the music.

“No questions asked,” said Cox.

He says the music included creations for clients and music videos.  His girlfriend says the music means everything him.

“You can’t put a price tag on it,” said Salazar.

Cox and Salazar noticed surveillance cameras in the area, but said police did not feel pursing the video would help.  Salazar believes more needs to be done to address vehicle break-ins.

“The street value of those things is nothing,” said Salazar.  “The value to us is priceless.”

Cox says if anyone wished to return the music with no questions asked, they can email him at or call 314-349-9809.

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