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Theft from Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel.

The following assets which have been stolen on Thursday Night/Friday 13th April 2018 Morning from Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel.


1x Sony PMW-400 (Serial Number:- 62712959)

1x Fujinon XA16x8A-XB8A 1:1.9/8-128mm Lens (Serial Number:- D62001913)

2x Sony DX ( ES-9/2 ) ENDURA-HL9S BATTERY (Serial Numbers:- CY32502, CY32501)


2x Sony MEAD-SD02 Media Adaptor (Serial Numbers:- 22727, 22730)


1x Shure QLX-D Receiver (Serial Number:- 2PA1278180-01)


2x Shure ULX-D Handheld c/w Beta58 head (Serial Number:- 20A1394169-01, 2NJ3048862-01)


Contact Paul Robson on 07770 372727 if you have knowledge of the whereabouts of any of these items.




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Van stolen with a large amount of kit

A Mandata van was stolen last night containing the following items belonging to Picture Canning North.

If you come across any of the items listed below, contact us, or Picture Canning directly here:


1x RED Epic-W w/ Helium Sensor – S/N 4072

1x ARRI Alexa Mini – S/N 20103 (EVF – 6681)

1x Preston FI (no microforce) – S/Ns:

– MDR-3 – 1748

– HU3 – 2845

– DM2 Motor – 6327

– DM2 Motor – 6337

1x WCU-4 / CForce Mini Kit – S/Ns:

– WCU-4 – 6675

– AMC-1 – 6168

– Cforce Mini Motor – 3027

– Cforce Mini Motor – 2022

– Cforce Plus Motor – 6133

– L-CUB-1 – 2760


1x Cinetape – 30501

1x Magliner Senior

1x Magliner Monitor Mounting Bracket

1x Set of MCS Handle Bars

1x 4×5.65 Tiffen Optical Flat

1x Set of 4×5.65 IR NDs (1.5-2.1)

1x 4×5.65 Polariser

1x ARRI / Zeiss 14mm Ultra Prime – S/N 8949996

1x Denz OIC-35-A Pentafinder – S/N 094

1x Set of Zeiss CP.3 XD Primes – S/N:

– 18mm – 50078749

– 25mm – 50081756

– 35mm – 50084768

– 50mm – 50085256

– 85mm – 50087743

– 100mm – 50089750

1x 2.5k ARRI HMI

1x 1.2k ARRI HMI

1x HMI Stand

1x Flag Kit

1x M18 Chimera, scrims and speedring

1x TV Logic 17” Monitor – S/N LV173GM0913

1x Atomos Samurai Blade – B5A94SMB51B69

1x TV Logic 5.6” Monitor – F1200708

2x BNC Drums

8x BNC Cables

1x Teradek Sidekick Version 1

1x IDX Endura Cue D95 Charger – S/N 10962

6x IDX Endura Cue D95 Batteries – S/Ns B61K0098, B61K0125, B61G1125, B61G0055, B61G1007, B61K0152

4x Hawkwoods 14.4 Block Batteries

2x Hawkwoods 14.4v Block Battery Chargers – S/Ns XG0350 & XG0351

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Kit stolen in a burglary

The kit listed below was stolen on 4 January 2018 in a burglary.

If found, please notify:

Main contact number : 01707 648800

Steve Heliczer –   07831 879131

Paul Simmons –    (0)7980 067343

Paul Wigfield –         07831 879153


QED Theft 4th January 2018 Serial Number
Sony HXC-100 with HXCU 402778
HD OLED Mono Viewfinder
Sony HDVF-20A 1203146
7.4” OLED Monitor Viewfinder
Sony HDVF-EL75U 102836
Canon HJ22ex7.6B IASE 01219288
Canon ZSD-300D 204365H
Canon FPD-400D 203002F
(Pricing for SS-41-IASD kit 203010F
including ZSD-300D & FPD400D) 112211F
Tripod Plates VCT-U14
Beyer Dynamic Headphones DT-109
HJ40x14B IASD-V Kit Number 1
Lens Barrel 612438
Lens Servo  0045T093
SUP-300 Support 203021D
IS Kit 203028
ZSD-300D 204364H
FPD-400D 304091F
HJ40x10B IASD-V Kit Number 2
Lens Barrel 512953
Lens Servo 0045T092
SUP-300 Support 303005D
IS Kit 303002
ZSD-300D 304016H
FPD-400D 304023F
Viewfinder Sidemount x 7 N132
Microphones (10 kits)
Sennheiser EW500-935 G3 No serial nos
SK500 G3 Transmitter No serial nos
MKE2-EW-GOLD Lapel Mic No serial nos
MKE2-EW-GOLD Lapel Mic No serial nos
No serial nos
No serial nos
No serial nos
No serial nos
No serial nos
No serial nos
Shure SM58 x 3 No serial nos
17″ MacbookPro W873309VYAP
17″ MacbookPro W87330B5YAP
17″ MacbookPro W87241FSYAP
17″ MacbookPro W892023E2QT
15″ MacbookPro C02CQBDCDC7C
15″ MacbookPro C02CQOD4DC7C
15″ MacbookPro C2QMK01NFFT1
TravelMate D97200
TravelMate D67200
TravelMate CF7200
TravelMate DA7200
TravelMate C47200
TravelMate B37200
TravelMate CA7200
TravelMate D27200
TravelMate C07200
TravelMate C77200
TravelMate DD7200
Microsoft Surface Pro
Including Software 038275344753
Computer Locks Various

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Kit stolen in a burglary


Received via web form

Submission Time   : 23-Nov-17 03:01 AM


Your Name         : Mat Overton

Your organisation : University of Bradford

Telephone         : 01274236688

E-mail Address    :

 List the main items of kit stolen.: Sony HSC-300R (400109) Canon KJ10ex4.5 IASE lens (618110989)

Break in to studio Police details and crime number: West Yorkshire Police Crime No 13170535626

Believed to be a returning known thief after a previous break in attempt.

If you come across any of the kit listed above, please contact Mat Overton, or email Xhire.

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Kit stolen from a car

The following items were stolen from a vehicle on 08/06/2017.  If you have any information please contact Kit TV:

Zeiss CP.2 Second Gen 35mm Prime T2,1 PL mount – s/n 50022713

Zeiss CP.2 Second Gen 50mm Prime T2,1 PL mount – s/n 50009564

Zeiss CP.2 Second Gen 85mm Prime T2,1  PL mount – s/n 50036981

Ziess 6 lens Pelicase Black


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Kit stolen from an office in Mortlake

Below is a list of  kit that was stolen. Please let us know if you hear anything.


  • Sony PXW-FS7 (Serial No. 0034762) inc. 3x batteries & 3x 64GB XQD cards
  • Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L IS II USM (Serial No. 8890002969)
  • Metabones EF-E mount Speed Booster Ultra (Serial No. 1012002354)
  • Sennheiser ME66 & K6 (Serial No. 161554)


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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.

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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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