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If you have any information regarding the thefts listed below or are offered stolen equipment, contact the Police or email admin@xhire.org.uk

Kit stolen in a burglary

If you have any information as to the whereabouts of the items listed below, which were stolen in a burglary in South East England in early December 2016, please contact tony@hireacamera.com, or your local Police.

Item Taken                                         Serial Number

Canon ME200S-SH

Canon ME200S-SH

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV   13021002802

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV   13021000945

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV   13021000948

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV   13021000944

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV   13021000947

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV   13021002686

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV   13021002685

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV   13021002688

Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II   233050000435

Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM    410212001567

Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM    410212001533

Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM    410212001535

Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM    410212001528

Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM    410212001531

Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM    410212001527

Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM    410212001534

Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM    410212001610

Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM    410212001566

Fujifilm X-T2       63M657189

Fujifilm X-T2       63M57192

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm VPB-XT2 Vertical Power Booster Grip     6CQ01814

Fujifilm VPB-XT2 Vertical Power Booster Grip

Fujifilm VPB-XT2 Vertical Power Booster Grip

Fujifilm XF 35mm f2

Fujifilm XF 35mm f2

Canon EOS M10 with 15-45mm Lens (White)       camera – 103040002481

Canon PowerShot G3X  83052000327

Canon PowerShot  G9X 93050001462

Canon XA10        453260000859

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Equipment stolen from car boot (London)

Equipment stolen from Intrepid Television (Freelancer Mark Turnbull), taken from the boot of an Audi A4 Estate Car on 29th March 2016. Holiday Inn London – Regents Park.

The car was parked in the hotel / NCP car park, underneath the building. Rear window was smashed to gain entry to the boot.

Thieves are known to operate in this car park (according to the police), and I suspect they were watching me unload camera equipment.

1 large Dedolight 4-head kit, including four dimmable PSU’s, four DLH4 Lamp Heads,  three stands, clamps, projection lenses and assorted extras, in a large dedolight soft case.

1 Quartz Tri-Lite softlight kit in a large Gekko Carresslite Bag. Very rare item, consists of a large dimmable lamp head with 3 tungsten bulbs, sofbox kit, stands and peripheral pieces.

1 Cartoni Gamma Dutch Head tripod head in a silver flight case, along with pan bar, VCT14 plate, Sachtler plate, and Fujinon ERDT22 zoom demand. The dutch head is the old ‘black and gold’ coloured version, quite a rare item.

1 Litepanels Astra EP Daylight softlight kit, including Litepanels Astra light, softbox, v-lock battery bracket, Manfrotto Lite Tite adaptor, 2 x IDX Endura 10 batteries, peripherals and a Gekko black soft case.

1 Lishuai LED576 Bi-colour LED Light, serial number 312002540, with a Sony BP-L90 Battery and soft case.

1 Sachtler 20 tripod kit, with Sachtler 20 Fluid Head, Serial Number 208511, Heavy duty CF Legs, mid-level spreader, rubber feet, pan bar, and VCT14 tripod plate.

1 Sennheiser 416 mic, serial number 001186, with Rycote Softie, pistol grip, and XLR cable.

Please direct any information to Mark Turnbull, mark@intrepid.tv, or Nathan Mountford at the Metropolitan Police, Nathan.Mountford@met.pnn.police.uk

Paddington Green Police Station.

Crime number 6513683/16

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ProLighting Burglary

ProLighting suffered a burglary at their Bayford street office in February.

The following lenses were stolen:
Nikon D810 : SN 2020715
Nikon D810 : SN 8904720
Nikon D810 : SN 8904561
Nikon D3x : SN 5031206
Canon 100mm Macro : SN 3139254

If you are offered any of these items, please contact Franco Barrovecchio on 020 8510 3640 or email office@prolightinglondon.com

 

 

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Kit stolen at BVE Show

The following items were stolen from the Intro2020 stand on Wednesday 25th of February at the BVE show at the Excel Exhibition Centre in London Docklands at approx 2-3pm:

  • Sony Alpha A7S MK II body number P-32828330/B SO1-3775051-E
  • Samyang VDSLR Lens Sony F/E 24mm Serial Number 121510192.

Please contact Peter Mott if you have any further information:  petermott@intro2020.co.uk

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Kit stolen during BBC shoot in Belgium

Your Name         : Maarten Lernout

Your organisation : BBC News

Telephone         : +32475275617

E-mail Address   : maarten.lernout@bbc.co.uk

List the main items of kit stolen.

Camera: SONY type PMW500 serial number : #61153
Viewfinder SONY CBK-VF01, serial number #100263
Lens :, CANON type HJ22X7.6B IASEA HD broadcast zoom lens serial number : #01221278
LECTROSONICS SRB/E01 receiver frequencyblock 20 serial number #356

How was the theft carried out?  2 men mingled in our group of 5 colleagues operating a tv liveshot, picked up the eng camera from the ground and walked off unnoticed…

Police details and crime number: Belgian federal police are writing the file now…

Any other information you wish to share with the broadcast hire community: my emailadress and phonenumber are engraved on the side of the camerabody.

If you come across any of the kit listed above, in any circumstances, please contact us or Maarten Lernout, details above.

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Kit stolen from a car in Amsterdam

Submission Time   : 14-Feb-16 02:30 AM

Submission IP     : 81.247.209.172

 

Submission Details

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Your Name         : Norman Baert

Your organisation : PANO VOF

Telephone         : +32475284900

E-mail Address   : normanbaert@me.com

List the main items of kit stolen.:

ARRI AMIRA body S/N: K1.71700.0-15748 and teradek TX 300 bolt S/N: 93102192A

Theft in car in Amsterdam on Wednesday evening around 22.45.

Police details and crime number: PL1300-2016032373-1

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Massive theft of kit from BFC Rental in Belgium

Kit stolen as a result of a burglary at the premises of BFC Rental in Belgium.

More details and list of stolen kit here.

Phantom Flex 4K

15788

Phantom Flex 4K cinemag 1TB

15789

Phantom Flex 4K cinemag 1TB

15790

Phantom Flex 4K cinemag 1TB

15791

Cinestation IV

15792

Phantom Miro

13221

Alexa plus

4244

Alexa Mini

20192 v/f  6100

Red MX

1336

18mm Cooke S3 True Lens Service T2,2

70137

25mm Cooke S3 True Lens Service T2,2

700855

32mm Cooke S3 True Lens Service T2,2

604723

40mm Cooke S3 True Lens Service T2,2

571541

50mm Cooke S3 True Lens Service T2,2

571943

75mm Cooke S3 True Lens Service T2,8

597410

100mm Cooke S3 True Lens Service T2,8

734474

14mm Cooke S4

14-0271

16mm Cooke S4 27mm Cooke S4

16-0101

27mm Cooke S3

27-0118

32mm Cooke S4

32-0131

50mm Cooke S4

50-0360

75mm Cooke S4

75-0040

75mm Cooke S4

75-361

100mm Cooke S4

100-344

32mm Elite Anamorphic T2,2

A98232P10

40mm Elite Anamorphic T2,2

A00140P11

50mm Elite Anamorphic T2,2

A98150P02

75mm Elite Anamorphic T2,2

A98175P07

250mm Elite Anamorphic T3

A002250P04

12mm Elite Spherical T1,9

K02212P402

18mm Elite Spherical T1,3

K01218P08

20mm Elite Spherical T1,3

K02120P301 

22mm Elite Spherical T1,3

K02122P401 

24mm Elite Spherical T1,3

K02124P301 

28mm Elite Spherical T1,3

K04528P301 

35mm Elite Spherical T1,3

K02135P204 

50mm Elite Spherical T1,3

K03150P301 

75mm Elite Spherical T1,3

K03175P205 

100mm Elite Spherical T1,3

K031100P404

20mm Bausch & Lomb Super

311VF

25mm Bausch & Lomb Super

4272ES

35mm Bausch & Lomb Super Baltar T2,3 PL

225TF

50mm Bausch & Lomb Super Baltar T2,3 PL

2480MF

75mm (3inch) Bausch & Lomb Super Baltar T2,3 PL

419VF

100mm Bausch & Lomb Super Baltar T2,3

2125MF

18mm Canon K35 T1,5

10083

24mm Canon K35 T1,6

81011

35mm Canon K35 T1,3

81121

55mm Canon K35 T1,4

81030

85mm Canon K35 T1,4

81025

135mm Canon K35 T2

18317

14mm Zeiss T2,1

7098564

12mm Zeiss T2,1

1395

10mm Zeiss T2,1

7377409

18mm Zeiss T1,3

6587108

10mm JDC T2,1

7377409

10mm JDC T2,3

64461

200mm Arri Macro T4,3

98750

60mm Leica Van Diemen T3

L980716 

75mm Leica Van Diemen T1,4

L980103 

80mm Leica Van Diemen T1,6

L20016 

90mm Leica Van Diemen T3

L980117 

100mm Leica Van Diemen T3

L980128

15mm Technoleitz T3,5

3308733

19mm Technoleitz T2,3

3504353

24mm Technoleitz T2,8

3500332

35mm Technoleitz T2,8

3513946

50mm Technoleitz T1,9

3568053

80mm Technoleitz T1,4

3399601

100mm Technoleitz T2,8

3497838

135mm Technoleitz T2,3

3562311

18mm Arri Swing & Tilt T3,8

1049

24mm Arri Swing & Tilt T4

1120

60mm Arri Swing & Tilt T3,5

1035

100mm Leitz Swing & Tilt T4

2291452

200mm Leitz Swing & Tilt T4

1972412

20mm Leitz JDC T2,8

8812418

24mm Leitz OSF T2,8

3658006

35mm Leitz OSF T2

3476315

50mm Leitz OSF T1,4

3609582

90mm Leitz OSF T2

3567431

135mm Leitz OSF T2,8

3524424

17mm Movielens T2

1724

20mm Movielens T2

2026

28mm Movielens T2

2827

40mm Movielens T2

4023

100mm Movielens T2

10023

135mm Movielens T2,8

13521

180mm Movielens T2,8

18022

12mm Nikon T2,5

12906

15mm Nikon T3,5

183491

24mm Nikon T2

205663

50mm Nikon T1,8

20111

135mm Nikon T2

805632

200mm Nikon T2,8

8606353

18/28mm Arrivision 3D T6,8

3DA28104 

40mm Arrivision 3D T6,8

3DA40104 

55mm Arrivision 3D T6,8

3DA55104

25mm RED PRO PRIME N° PM0250064
35mm RED PRO PRIME N° PM0350058
50mm RED PRO PRIME N° PM 0500082
85mm RED PRO PRIME N° PM0850113
100mm RED PRO PRIME N° PM1000048
300mm RED PRO PRIME N R010850

 

If you are offered any of the missing kit for sale please contact us.

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Thefts at BSC Show.

Arri have had a lens stolen from an exhibition stand at BVE.

ARRI Alura Zoom lens 30-80/T2.8
Serial no: 6370205
Stolen 29th January 2016
Venue: Battersea Evolution
Event: BSC Expo
Approx. time of theft: 17.45 – 18.00

If you have any information on this item please contact Siobhan Daly on (0) 1895 457000

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At the same show but on the first day, Movietech had a 512Gig Red Mini Mag stolen from their stand – serial number is 75013024B8CA.

If you have any information on this item please contact David Palmer on 01753 650007

 

 

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Kit stolen from hirer

Kit rented by Video Europe to James John Media, then stolen by their ‘client who commissioned a shoot.  (Note:  James John Media are in no way responsible for the theft.)

This is becoming an increasingly common method for stealing kit: Commission a cameraman to create a film, drive him to a location, and then separate him from the kit by trick.

In this case, James John’s cameraman / videographer was picked up from his home in Reading on 17 December 2015, in a Red Transporter Taxi  and then driven to Video Europe’s office to collect the kit.

They then travelled to a café location, en route collecting a camera assistant. When they arrived at the location, the kit was left in the cab with the driver. The camera assistant popped out for a cigarette. 5 mins later our client went out to see where the assistant was to find the assistant and the taxi gone.

He has been trying to get hold of his client but the phone is off. As of now it appears that the kit has been stolen.

Any information: Contact us

Stolen items:

C300 PL Camcorder kit with , Batts and 2 x 32Gb Cards  23021007544
ME64 Top Mic   14373
32Gb CF Cards VE324/VE71
Sachtler 18 13311
Canon 5D MKIII 2420833107624
Canon 24-105mm EF Lens   5190771

Arri Ultra Primes:

16mm   8949559
24mm  8941538
32mm  8942344
50mm   8941548
85mm  8941263
135mm nk
Tripod 0598398
Alura 18-80 Lens  6350081
FF5  2360

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kit stolen from hotel room

Kit belonging to Robert Pike stolen from a hotel room on the night of Friday 11 Dec 2015, at the Hill Valley Hotel and golf course in Whitchurch, Shropshire.  If you have any information, please contact us.

The following items were taken:

Sony PMW 500 serial no 10145 with HDVF viewfinder serial no 1210267 Canon HJ17ex 7.6B Standard High Def zoom lens serial n0: 01311404 and 7090651Q Canon HJ11ex x 4.7B Wide High Def Zoom Lens serial no: 00715296 and 80317MQ

Sony LMD 9050 colour High Def monitor serial no: 1300372   in prta brace soft bag

Teredek   Bolt wireless system tx unit Y3HCB880120120409 transmitter

And Teredek Bolt receiver unit Y3HCB380120120425 Datavideo TLM 700 HD colour monitor 00297922 with soft carrying case

8 x Swit v lock camera batteries 4 x S81925 and 4 x S8110s IDX VL – 4S Battery charger K200890 VALUE £700 Petrel Matte box and bars with sony base plate. Format 5 x 4.65 clear UV glass filter XLR sound tails

64gb   Sony SXS card

3 x black peli cases and 1 x charcoal

Black camera body cover cover

Various BNC cables and hirose power cables Hawkswood V Lock power adapter

Name labels are on the majority of the kit.

 

 

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