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Kit stolen from a van – Tunbridge Wells UK

The following equipment was stolen from a parked van in the Tunbridge Wells area:

Canon XF105 camera plus flash card, charger and batteries. Serial no 293510200024
JVC GY-HM605E – serial no 078m0464
Seinhesier top mic and wind fluffy cover.
JVC cam battery serial no. PSE 2AQC0700, 3aq80891

Crime number: YY/6858/17

 Police officer investigating:
Sgt 10691 Dave Higham
Tunbridge Wells CPT
02 4005
01892 502005

If you  have any information contact the Police at the number above, or Xhire.

 

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Olamide Sonowo sentenced to 2yrs and 4 months for theft

Olamide Sonowo, a serial thief, who was arrested following a sting operation involving a Xhire member, has been sentenced to 2 years and 4 months for theft of rented camera equipment.

This conviction sends a clear message to all you potential thieves out there:  If you steal kit from Xhire members, you will be traced and arrested, and end up in prison for a long time.

Mr Sonowo will be eligible for parole in May, 2018, so all rental companies should be on the alert, as prison rarely deters criminals from trying again.

Olamide Sonowo – convicted and sentenced to 28 months in prison

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Canon lens lost in transit

Canon CN7 lens (serial no. 93810466 lost by courier company.  If found, please contact Xhire.

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Thefts from Soho Broadcast and Mutiny Media

A gentleman going by the name ‘Alfie Terence Patrick Curtis’  – featured in the photograph below, hired equipment from Mutiny Media and did not return it.

Important note:  It is entirely possible that ‘Alfie Terence Patrick Curtis’ is a pseudonym, or that a real individual with that name 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.

Items stolen were:

A Canon 5D MK III (body only with batteries, CF cards) – SN:238020000219

A Canon C300 mk1 s/n 533701300190 which was sub-hired from Soho Broadcast
A Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L Series Lens w/ 2x caps – SN:725006530
A Canon 24-105mm f/4.0 L Series Lens w/ 2x caps
A Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L Series Lens w/ 2x caps – SN:725006530
The equipment has not been retuned.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of this camera, please contact Simon at Soho Broadcast on 020 7494 4449 or Catherine at Mutiny Media on 0207 287 6690 

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Stolen Lenses

The following lenses have been stolen from a hire company in the UK:

ARRI ULTRA PRIME

16MM S/N 8955261

24MM S/N 8955337

32MM S/N 8955527

50MM S/N 8955231

85MM S/N 8955335

If you have any information please contact us.

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Theft from Ammonite hire Bristol

The following items were stolen in October 2016 by a hirer called Oladipo Sonowo.

Sony PMW F5 camera SN 0100990

Sony LCD V/F SN 100673

AXS-R5 recorder SN 01

AXS-CR1 AXS card reader SN 101516

Card readers, cards and batteries were also taken – a full list is below.

If you have any information regarding this theft, please contact Jack on 0117 927 9778

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Emmanuel Oladipo Olamide Sonowo and ‘Sinclair Malcolm’

snapshot-2The gentleman above, using several variations on the above name was arrested on the 1st November in relation to a spate of fraudulent hires.

Mr Sonowo seems to have been keen on the theft by theft method, whereby he claims the equipment has been stolen on its way back to the hire company.

Mr Sonowo was born in 1989 and is from the London area.

Mr Sonowo also seems to claim a working relationship with a gentleman who had been applying, in what was deemed by Xhire members to be a suspicious manner, to hire from various companies using the name of Sinclair Malcolm.  (Possibly a pseudonym).  ‘Mr Malcolm’ was used a referee for Mr Sonowo.

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Emmanuel Sonowo

If either of these two gents applies to hire from you, we would advise you proceed with caution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Burglary – Genesis Broadcast Services in Cologne

The following items were stolen from Genesis Broadcast Services in Cologne in Sunday 28th August.

1 x Canon J33x11            Serial number: 10053

1 x Canon HJ14x4,3         Serial number: 1617692

1 x Canon HJ40x10          Serial number: 10009

 

Three young men broke a window at 08.04 at the rear of the warehouse.

While the alarm was sounding, the thrived looked in many cases – they were clearly looking for specific ENG lenses. They were in and out within 4 minutes. They left in a black BMW with a yellow plate, as featured below.

If you have any information regarding these items or this crime, please contact info@genesis-bs.de

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Stolen items – Telline Paris

Rental company Telline in Paris have been the victims of theft of the following items.

ALEXA PLUS N° 31779 + ACCESSOIRES(viseur etc..)
OPTIQUE ZEISS M ASTER PRIME 18MM N°8935695
OPTIQUE ZEISS M ASTER PRIME 25MM N°8949024
OPTIQUE ZEISS M ASTER PRIME 35MM N° 8966290
OPTIQUE ZEISS M ASTER PRIME 50MM N° 8966301
OPTIQUE ZEISS M ASTER PRIME 75MM N° 9843739
OPTIQUE ZEISS MASTER PRIME 100MM N° 8936339
OPTIQUE ZEISS MASTER PRIME 14MM N°8937875
OPTIQUE ZEISS MASTER PRIME 150MM N° 8938754
ZOOM OPTIMO 24/290 N° 2053671
ZOOM OPTIMO 28/340 N° 2075935

If you have any information regarding nay of these items, please contact Christophe at christophe@telline.fr

 

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Stolen kit – burglary – Prokit

The following items were stolen during a break-in at ProKit’s premises.  If you have any information please contact sebastian@prokit.com, telephone 020 8995 4664.

C100 MK2
Serial No
893232300332
893232300330

C100 W/24-105
Serial No
893232300209/05754692

24-105mm Lens
Serial No
06588013
06587984

XC10
Serial No
953104200296

C300 MK2
Serial No
2196323200026
2196323200028
2196323200032

XA35
Serial No
013112000036
013112000065
013112000071
013122000054

XA30
Serial No
023222000565
023222000564

Sony A7S MK2
Serial No
3778982
3778981

70-200mm Lens
Serial No
3510001889
3510001890

24-70mm Lens
Serial No
3730000345
3730000343

5D MK3
Serial No
063024035271

17-55mm Lens
Serial No
2140170886

24mm Cine Lens
Serial No
92911419

24-105mm Lens
Serial No
06588013

XF205
Serial No
863122400067

XF200
Serial No
873882000154

 

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