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Top Teks – items lost in transit.

TopTeks have had two Sony FX6’s go astray during shipping in the UK, serial numbers 4000356 or 4000368.

If someone offers them to you, you might want to drop the TopTeks sales team a line –

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Sakaria Mohammed attempting to hire again.

We have been contacted by a London lighting company who had been approached by Sakaria Mohammed requesting to hire from them.

Mr Mohammed raised suspicions immediately with them because he did not appear to have any kind of understanding about what he was trying to hire. Then when he sent in a copy of his ID, it was, in their opinion, fake.

They then looked up his name and discovered via Xhire that he had stolen from another hire company.

Evidently he is still attempting to obtain goods and we would advise extreme caution in dealing with him.

Sakaria Abdallah Mohammed – theft by theft.

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House of Black – kit stolen.

A Procam client called House of Black had kit stolen from location in Camberwell/Brixton on the 31st October.

The cameraman went out for food, came back and the kit was missing.

If you are approached to buy either of the following, please contact Lauren Clifford at Procam.

Sony A7s mkii Camera  3777243
Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM Lens (82mm)  3445003087

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No Drama – kit lost through car theft.

One of No Drama’s clients has had kit stolen from their car in London.

If you are offered any of the following, please call No Drama on 0161 877 4363 and ask for James.

Preston LCS kit in Peli case:

1 x Preston HU3 SN 1487

1 x Preston MDR3 SN 1308

1 x Lightranger 2-w SN LR2W-1068

1 x Preston FI handset SN 2022

1 Preston DM1X Motor SN4537

1 Preston Radio microforce SB 1113


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Sakaria Abdallah Mohammed – theft by theft.

Mohaammed Abdallah Sakaria



Someone using the (possibly false) name of  Sakaria Abdallah Mohammed hired a large quantity of equipment from Darryl Wood in August 2019 and failed to return it.

He claimed that he himself had been robbed.

We are led to believe that the camera was sold way below its value to an individual who goes by the name B-Dot.

If you come across any of the following items or can assist in identifying any of these individuals, please contact Darryl at

smirror at internode dot on dot net or email us here at Xhire.

Note:  It is possible that Mr Mohammed was the victim of identity theft, and that the documents used were either forged or stolen.   Nothing  on this site should in any way be taken as indicative of the guilt or innocence, (or the involvement in fraudulent activity), of anyone whose details are published here.  There are other individuals with that name.  The image above was taken from the identity documents supplied by the hirer, and may or may not depict the person who rented the equipment.

Red Weapon Camera Brain sn 708

  • PL Mount
  • Top handle
  • EVF Viewfinder
  • Wooden Camera View Finder arm
  • 7” Touch Screen
  • 2x 19mm rods 18” long
  • 2x 19mm top rods 8” carbon fibre
  • Quick Release Base plate
  • Sliding dovetail plate 12”
  • Gold Mount power back
  • 2 x Red Cards 512gb
  • 1 x Red Cards 1tb
  • Card reader
  • CablesArri MB19 Matte box
  • 95mm adaptor plate/ring
  • Top Flag
  • Swing Away Arm

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Arri FF Follow Focus

  • 2 marking discs
  • Crank
  • Right side knob
  • Whip



Ultra prime lenses

  • 16mm sn 8945457
  • 24mm sn 8945185
  • 32mm sn 895730
  • 50mm sn 8945086
  • 85mm sn 8945807Filters 4” x 5.65”1 x IR/ND Platinum 0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 1.2Power


  • 1 x 4 Channel chargers
  • 4 x 12v Gold Mount batteries
  • 1 x power cableSachtler 80
  • Snap Plate
  • Pan Handles (2)Tripod Tall,
  • Spreader
  • Case Tripod Small
  • Spreader
  • Case Hi-Hat



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Leeds School of Arts – theft from car.

Leeds School of Arts had the following equipment stolen from the back of a car in the early hours of Tuesday 3rd March in the Headingly area of Leeds.

The rear window was smashed to access the equipment.

Arri Alexa SXT EV Camera

Teradek Bolt 500 XT Transmitter

Sigma Lens 50-100mm

Sigma Lens 18-35mm

£6,790 (together with above)

Xeens Prime Lens kit

Dell Ultra Sharp 21/9 Monitor
not owned by the University
not known

Vocas Matte Box MB-436
no s/n

Petrol Camera Bag
Petrol Bags
no s/n

Black Pelicase 1520
no s/n

Xeen Black Case
no s/n

Nucleus Motor TILTAnot owned by the University M0200128580
Ronford Baker Handgrips Ronford Baker 51145 no s/n £462.84 IN PETROL BAG

Total £75,728.26

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Subsequent fraudulent hire attempt at Pro Centre

Only a few weeks after the previous fraudulent hire, thieves have once again targeted ProCentre on Friday 28th June.


Pro Centre took a call from  ‘Nick at ‘Prolighting’ late on Friday urgently needing

2x 5D (didn’t specify the mark) and

2x Canon 50mm, which they changed to 85mm mid conversation.


This sounded suspicious so they called Prolighting – who do have a Nick, but Nick was away on that day. The PO number that was offered for the booking was a nonsense number.

The police were called and a taxi from a legitimate taxi company arrived supposedly to collect the goods – the delivery was supposed to go to 41 Mare street  which is a previous  Prolighting address.

The telephone number used for the booking was 07746 168 798.

If you have any information that may be useful, please contact Rob at Pro Centre on 020 7729 8822

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Pro Centre

On Monday 10th June. 2019 at 1430 Pro Centre received a visit from a well prepared and knowledgeable thief who made off with over £10,000 of kit.

The thieves used another company’s details – Gripvan (who are not at all involved).

1)      On Friday they called ahead and identified themselves as Joe from Gripvan and in a self-assured  manner booked 2x 1DX mkII, 2x 70-200mm, 2x 50mm 1.2 –  offering a current GripVan PO number as confirmation.

2)      On Monday a driver arrived in a what we now know to be an older and since replaced style of Gripvan T-Shirt quoting the job number, presenting a PDA with collection information detailing the kit and GripVan’s address and then patiently waited for the kit be brought out. He was calm, collected and did nothing to arouse suspicion.

3)      He then left on foot,  CCTV loses them about 30 meters from the front door.

The items stolen were:

Canon 1DX MKII – #063012000498

Canon 1DX MKII – #1530160000095

Canon 70-200 MKIII – #6800003218

Canon 70-200 MIII – #6700002288

Canon 50mm 1.2 – #9730590

Canon 50mm 1.2 – #4362534


Below are images of the person who collected.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of these items or the person who collected, please contact Rob at Pro Centre on

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S Rizvi

A person identifying himself (probably falsely) as S Rizvi  failed to return equipment to Run TV and has been contacting other facilities houses, attempting to hire the same kit of 5D Cameras and EF lenses.

We would advise anybody who is contacted by Mr Rizvi to contact Frances at Run TV on 0207 636 0006

Important note:  It is entirely possible that ‘S Rizvi’ is a pseudonym, or that the real Mr Rizvi has been the victim of identity theft.  Nothing  on this site should in any way be taken as indicative of the guilt or innocence, (or the involvement in fraudulent activity), of anyone whose details are published here.  There are other individuals with that name, but this has NOTHING WHATEVER TO DO WITH ANYONE OTHER THAN THE PERSON PICTURED HERE.

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Run TV – Fraudulent hire

Run TV have been hit by two successive fraudulent hires and believe the perpetrators have likely conspired with each other as they were a day apart and both followed the same format. The hires occurred on the 4th and 5th of June and all subsequent attempts to reach the hirers on the numbers they gave have failed.

items taken were:


  • 2x Canon 5D MKIII Camera Bodies 333022001443/ 063024027528
  • 1x Canon 16-35mm Lens 5492651
  • 1x Canon 24-70mm Lens 1780001390
  • 1x Canon 24-105mm Lens 5413014175
  • 1x Canon 50 1.2mm Lens 7023536
  • 1x Canon 50 1.4mm Lens 62183209
  • 1x Canon 85mm Lens 271918

The perpetrators were using the following names and provided passports.

Suhail Riszvi








Hussein Omar Moalim

























If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of any of this equipment or the individuals featured here, please contact Frances at Run TV on 0207 636 0006


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