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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 rob@procentre.co.uk

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Suhail Rizvi

A person identifying himself as Suhail 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 ‘Suhail 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.

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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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Theft of a Teradeck Bolt Pro 3000

Freelance 1St AC Tristan Haley has had a Teradeck stolen.

The item was a brand new and boxed Teradeck Bolt Pro 3000 XT deluxe kit with array panel and v-lock pass through plates.

Serial numbers are:

0199600931 TX

0199701493 RX1

0199701492 RX2

If you have any information regarding this item, please contact James at No Drama on 0161 877 4363 who can put you in touch with Tristan.

 

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VMI Burglary

VMI had a ‘Mission Impossible’ – style break in over the weekend by burglars making their way over the railway lines and subsequently entering their building through the roof.  Happily, the systems activated the alarm and the police and the loss was relatively small and many big expensive cameras and lenses were not stolen.

This is not yet a comprehensive list but please be aware in case you are offered any of these for sale.  It is highly likely that some DSLR lenses were also stolen but this is not yet confirmed.

QuantityBrandDescriptionSerial NumberBarcode
1Canon35mm L-USM 35mm F1.4 Prime Lens187842OSCD004
1Peli1300 Peli Case with custom insert
1Canon50mm L-USM Prime F1.25537796OSCG003
1Peli1300 Peli Case with custom insert
1Canon100mm EOS IS-USM Prime Lens5448950OSCH004
1Peli1300 Peli case with custom insert
1Canon24-70mm L-USM Zoom Lens F2.89716444OSC2002
1Peli1400 Peli Case with Custom foam Insert
1Canon14mm CN-E Prime Lens92811379281137
1LemsfordCustom Flight Case for 14mm CNE
1Angenieux45-120mm Optimo Zoom Lens2066156OFA5002
1ARRIAlura 15.5-45mm Zoom Lens6380218OFAC001
1CanonXF705 Camcorder & accessories493819000041CHCG004
1SachtlerDR4 Semi Rigid Padded Bag1
1CanonWA-H58 Wide Angle Adaptor for XF705
1SonyPMW-100 Camcorder & accessories420431CHX8001
1SonyPMW-100 Camcorder & accessories420449CHX8002
1SonyPMW-100 Camcorder & accessories420434CHX8003
3SachtlerDR3 Camcorder Bag
1SonyPMW-200 Camcorder & Accessories400672CHX7003
1SonyPMW-200 Camcorder & Accessories430842CHX7006
1SonyPMW-200 Camcorder & Accessories430877CHX7007
1SonyPMW-200 Camcorder & Accessories430760CHX7009
4SonySoft Carry Bag
1SonyFS-5 MkII Camcorder & Accessories4001116CHS5001
1SonyFS-5 MkII Camcorder & Accessories4003099CHS5002
2SachtlerFS-5 MkII Camcorder & Accessories
1DJIOsmo X3 Gimbal System & accessories06DCL15031705VMIA8198
1DJIOsmo X3 Gimbal System & accessoriesVMIC0781
2SamsungOsmo X3 Gimbal System & accessories
2Peli1550 Case for Osmo & Accessories
1DJi1550 Case for Osmo & Accessories09RDDK08000852VMIA6622
1SamsungGalaxy Phone (Android for Osmo Remote)
1Peli1550 Case for Osmo & Accessories

If you have any information regarding these items, please contact Keith Cawkwell at SCISCO global solutions on keith.cawkwell@scicogs.com quoting crime reference 2514902/19

 

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DV Camera Hire – robbery October 2018

The following items belonging to DV Camera Hire were stolen from Black Island Studios on the 19th October 2018.

1 Sony PXW-FS7 mk1 Sony PXW-FS7 4K S0100307130
1 70-200mm Canon 2.8 70-200mm 2.8 L series #341794
1 14mm Samyang T2 Cine Lenses #0698 D11312310
1 85mm Samyang lens Samyang #2019 D44933814
1 20-35mm Canon 2.8 L series #0635 2361772
1 24-105mm lens F4 L series #0690 5156884
1 Sigma 105mm Sigma 2.8 Macro #11398213
1 Blackmagic 4k video assist BM Video 4k assist #3287630

 

 

If you have any information regarding their whereabouts please contact Jason on 0207 430 1811

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Sweet TV broken into

Sweet TV were burgled on the night of the 11th/12th February 2019.

Equipment was stolen including a ProSup Tango roller – SN 350-32317.

More information will be posted here if it is made available to us but if you come across this item, please call Joe at Sweet TV.

 

 

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Items stolen on location – Procam

Procam have had the following items stolen while on hire.

Canon Cine CN-E18-80mm T4.4 (EF) -SN  94010353

Canon Cine CN-E18-80mm T4.4 (EF) -SN   94010868

Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L MKII USM Lens -SN  6710001218

Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III USM Lens -SN  4810001662

Canon TS-E45mm F/2.8 Lens -SN  26002

Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM Lens -SN  4455001407

Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L IS II USM Lens -SN  5413013809

Canon 8-15mm F/4L Fisheye USM -SN  8421003921

Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM Lens -SN  9710001979

Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L IS II USM Lens -SN  4803008921

Metabones E – EF Speed Booster ULTRA 0.7 -SN  1012004876

Metabones E – EF Speed Booster ULTRA 0.7 -SN  1012022183

Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II USM Lens -SN  4420000089

 

If you have any information with regards to their whereabouts, please contact Don Grant at Procam on. 020 7622 9888 or email via www.procam.tv

 

 

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ProVision – stolen equipment

This is a round up of several different losses for ITV / ProVision.

If anybody is offered any of these items, please contact Mark Wallace on 0161 952 1978

ProVision Stolen Equipment – Mandata Van, Love Island Aftersun & Autopsy 2018
Stolen – Mandata Van Theft – February 2018
Description Serial Number ProVision Barcode
Sony PXW-FS7 Camera 38282 415231
Sony FS7 Grip Remote NA 411788
Sony FS7 Viewfinder NA 413252
Sony VCT14 Plate 009121496A 302793
Metabones EF Speedbooster Ultra Mount for FS7 1012016059 415218
Sony BPU60 Battery for FS7 1303067 411751
Sony BPU60 Battery for FS7 20120807 419323
Sony BPU60 Battery for FS7 5211486 424375
Sony BC-U1 Charger 16013003371 411958
Sony Remote Commander for FS7 NA 413159
Sony IFU-WLM3 USB LAN NA 413156
Sony XQD USB Reader 2016-01-06-0006 415201
Sony XQD 64Gb G Series Memory Card OABCLE610 413569
Sony XQD 64Gb G Series Memory Card OC8CNKM682 424324
Sony XDCA-FS7 Extension Unit 14683 415226
Stolen – ITV Love Island Aftersun – July 2018
Description Serial Number ProVision Barcode
Sony PXW-FS7 Camera 38723 411789
Sony FS7 Grip Remote NA NA
Sony FS7 Viewfinder NA NA
Cinedesign VCT14 Plate NA 411790
Metabones EF Speedbooster Ultra Mount for FS7 1012015502 424123
Sony BPU30 Battery for FS7 402800 415223
Sony BPU60 Battery for FS7 411864 20160422
Sony XDCA-FS7 Extension Unit 15061 411802
Sennheiser K6/ME66 Mic Kit 55818 317031
Sennheiser SK 100 G4 Transmitter 1376378822 411998
Sennheiser SKP 500 G4 Plug On Transmitter 1513133021 312993
Beyer Dynamic C2 M58 Mic 23293 410720
Canon EF 16-35mm III USM 6390915 411586
Canon EF 24-105mm IS II USM 5623005597 413437
Canon EF 70-200mm IS II USM 3610005728 411730
Miller Compass 25 Tripod C40990 412529
Techpro Felloni 1×1 LED Panel 1090231000796 418071
Techpro Felloni 1×1 LED Panel (unknown) 305757
Swit Vlock Battery 315322
Swit Vlock Battery 315312
Swit Vlock Battery 315416
Easy Rig Minimax MM238 413052
Stolen – ITV Autopsy – August 2018
Description Serial Number ProVision Barcode
Vinten Pro 6 Tripod C1194768 312972

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