Category Archives: Broadcast Hire Equipment Thefts

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

Equipment stolen from Mills Studio

Kit stolen from Mills Studio, UK, during CV 19 lockdown.

If you come across any of the equipment below, please contact

smirror@internode.on.net

Darryl Wood

Spinning Mirror

34 Ironbark Ave

Flagstaff Hill

SA 5159

Australia

 

Office: +61 8 8358 6021

Mobile: +61 409 690 406

WhatsApp,

Skype: darrylwood

 

Red Dragon 6k Camera – sn 0405  – £10,000

Arri Follow Focus £2,500

Arri Matte Box– sn 1185 – £2,400

Zeiss Super Speed MK3 18mm– sn 7937242 –  £15,000

Zeiss Super Speed MK3 25mm – sn 8146327 –  £15,000

Zeiss Super Speed MK3 35mm – sn 8151443 –  £15,000

Zeiss Super Speed MK3 50mm – sn 7973340 –  £15,000

Zeiss Super Speed MK3 85mm – sn 8146990 –  £15,000

14mm Panashpheron  sn 060 £5,000 –

Zeiss MK2 135mm  £7,000 sn 6644110

Angenieux Anamorphic HR zoom 25-250mm £12,500

Angenieux 15-40mm Optimo Zoom £20,000 – sn 2082087

Terdek 500 Bolt (1 transmitter, 2 receivers) £2,500

 

 

 

 

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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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Kit stolen during a break-in – February 2019

The following kit was stolen in February 2019 during a break in.  If you come across any of the items listed below, please contact your local Police or Xhire.

 

STOLEN EQUIPMENT – Videoheads Ltd

Broke open through the front door with tools using two stolen VW cars. Knew the barrier codes to our estate car park. Sachtler camera bags were then recovered a few miles away in B&Q Park Royal.

Arri Amira EF/PL Premium Licence S/N:  K1.71700.0-16345

Sony FS7 MK II S/N: 32664

Sony FS7 Mk I S/N: 38592

Canon EF C300 Mk II S/N: 963100000071

Canon EF C300 Mk II S/N: 963282600090

Canon EF C300 Mk I S/N: 533701300046

Panasonic 17” Monitor S/N: 19TWA1120

SmallHD1703-P3 S/N: 1703S200101

Teradek Bolt 300 TX S/N: 93102948A

Teradek Bolt 300 RX S/N: 93203852C

SmallHD 502 Bright S/N: 52BS182430634

3x Sony PVM740 7” Monitors

Arri 1.2K HMI S/N: 2870

Sony A7s II w/ Movcam Cage

Macbook Pro 13”

 

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Kit stolen from a van – London

Any information:  Please contact Martyn:  Martyn@somedia.tv +44 20 7524 7777

 

Kit Stolen

 

Peli 1550 Case Containing:

 

SO7114           SN: 15653675             1x Zeiss ZF 28mm Lens

SO7120           SN: 15661100             1x Zeiss ZF 35mm Lens

SO7103           SN: 15636698             1x Zeiss ZF 50mm Lens

SO7117           SN: 15650905             1x Zeiss ZF 85mm Lens

SO7132           SN: 15589216             1x Zeiss ZF 100mm Lens

 

Canon Black And Grey Lens Pouch Containing:

 

 

SO9306           SN: 3670710               1x Canon 100mm EF Lens F2.8 (Macro)

 

Peli 1520 Case Containing:

 

 

SO4265           SN: 3773620               1x Sony A7S MK II Camera Body

 

 

SO4651           SN: 4002208               1x Sony K1M XLR Audio Unit

SO4652           SN: NSN                                 1x Sony Microphone

 

 

SO2759           BN: E8CLA 2EH       1x Sony NPFW-50 Battery

SO4369           SN: E5EKJ1EC          1x Sony NPFW-50 Battery

SO****.                                                          1x Sony NPFW-50 Battery

SO2756           BN: E8CLA 2EH       1x Sony NPFW-50 Battery

 

 

SO4382           SN: 15068014453       1x Sony NPFW-50 Battery Charger

 

 

SO05939 SN: A1014014232  1x Metabones Speed Booster

 

 

2x Sandisk 128GB SD Cards – F10, F21

 

 

SO4649           SN: 303-2402              1x Movcam Riser Block

SO4852           SN: 303-2203              1x Movcam LWS Baseplate

 

***ALL MOVCAM CAGE PARTS WERE WITH THIS KIT, WILL TAKE NON UNIQUES OUT***

 

Peli 1320 Case Containing:

 

 

SO4952           SN: 502-05206            1x SmallHD 502 5” Monitor

SO3057           SN: NSN                                 1x SmallHD 502 Sidefinder

 

 

 

SO3838           SN: NSN                                 1x Canon LP-E6 Battery

SO3112           SN: 502-05206            1x Canon LP-E6N Battery

SO3113           SN: 201607                 1x Canon LP-E6N Battery

SO****           SN: NSN                                 1x Canon LP-E6 Battery

 

 

SO4136           SN: XLBA                  1x Canon LCE6-E Battery Charger

 

 

SO4338           SN: NSN                                 1x Hawkwoods LR12A DTAP Dummy

 

S+O Branded Long Canvas Zipped Bag Containing:

 

SO9415           SN: 0310-1432            1x Dedo 400w HMI Head

SO9416           SN: 0212-4806            1x Dedo 400w HMI Ballast

 

Large Blue Envelope Style Bag Containing:

 

 

1x Flag Kit – 2x Large, 2x Medium, 2x Small (Large Blue Envelope Style Bag)

 

 

Large Blue and Grey Crate Containing:

 

 

1x 12×12 Black Out Drape

 

Large Blue and Grey Crate Containing:

 

 

1x Box of 13a Extensions – 1x 13a Drum, 1x 13a Cassette, 2x 13a 4 Ways (Large Blue and Grey Crate)

 

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Kit stolen from a vehicle – London

The following kit was stolen from Jurrit Gryseels, a cameraman from Belgium. On the afternoon of February 19th, his car was broken into at NCP Shaftesbury car park near Covent Garden during a job for the Flemish public broadcaster.

The thieves stole  the following equipment from his car:

 

AMIRA Camera Set with Advanced License CAM SN 16682 VF SN 2667
Zeiss Compact Prime – CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 EF – metric SN 50037522
Sony A7s sn 3786171 with Zeiss lens 16-35 sn 1859983
Paralinx Ace SDI SN : 0126300609 Paralinx ACE S/N : 0126300271
WOODEN CAMERA – 239000 –
Director’s Monitor Cage V2
Blackmagic Video Assist 4K SN :4921489
Sound Devices 633 mixer with integrated 10-track recorder SN LL0515040013
6 x gopro (5 & 6)
70-200 canon zoom

 

If any of these items would turn up in (online) secondhand stores, online auctions or other places, please let him know or contact the police.

 

Jurrit Gryseels: +32475299240

cameraman@telenet.be

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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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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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Picture Canning Robbery

The following items were stolen from Picture Canning on Sunday 12th August.

If you have any information regarding their whereabouts, please contact Natasha on 0207 998 0490

Item

Serial Number

ARRI Amira Camera

15240

ARRI Amira Accessories Case

N/A

Leica Summilux-C 21mm Lens

CW-0003456

Leica Summilux-C 25mm Lens

CW-0003347

Leica Summilux-C 50mm Lens

CW-0003303

ARRI Master Prime 100mm Lens

8956651

ARRI Alura 18-80mm Lens

6350595

ARRI Alura 45-250mm Lens

6361319

Zeiss CP.3 135mm Lens

50091249

Zeiss CP.2 50mm Planar Macro Lens

50044352

Cooke S6/i 25mm Anamorphic Lens

9025-0170

Dedolight PanAura Octodome 5 Light Kit

N/A

Dedolight Tungsten 3-Head Kit

66580 + 66581 + 663740412-45315+0512- 45317+0512-45316

Ballast for M18

760382

Spare Bulb for M18

N/A

DJI Ronin

0330017993

DJI Ronin 2

2ANDr-R21708

Flowcine Gravity One

0153

DIT Laptop

N/A

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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

—————–

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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Kit stolen in Bulgaria

Shift-4 have had the following items stolen from a crew in Bulgaria:

Cooke S4i 18mm T2 Prime # 4018-1157

Cooke S4i 25mm T2 Prime # 4025-1173

Cooke S4i 40mm T2 Prime # 4040-1125

Chrosziel Mattebox – Rail mounted

Schneider 0.6, 1.2 & 1.8 IRND Filters

If you have any information, please contact Shift 4 (www.shift-4.com) or contact us.

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Equipment stolen from vehicle – London, UK, 26 October 2015

If you have any information regarding the equipment listed below, contact Jeremy Irving at mail@jeremyirving.tv, or contact us.

Sony PMW 500 S/N 61698

Canon HJ17 S/N 1312315

The equipment was stolen from a vehicle in London.

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Fraudster arrested after attempted impersonation

Good news:  An attempted fraud has been thwarted and the perpetrator arrested, as a result of a simple check by someone who was asked to release equipment.

Here, in brief, is what happened.

  1. Someone impersonating James Miller, a film maker, emailed Varavon, a video equipment manufacturer, using a fake email address, (jamesmillerdop@yahoo.com) requesting that they release some film equipment for review.
  2. Vavaron agreed, and requested that a London based company, Camera Kings London, supply the products to James Miller.
  3. An employee at Camera Kings texted James Miller using the number on his Vimeo page, and was told that no such review had been requested.
  4. Camera Kings contacted the Police, who set up a sting operation, and when the thief came to collect the kit, bearing a forged driving licence, he was arrested.

Three things worth noting here:

  1. The theft was prevented because someone decided to carry out a simple check which might have taken no more than 5 minutes.
  2. The Police, when offered the prospect of a nice easy arrest and conviction, were more than willing to co-operate.
  3. The fraudsters gathered all the information they needed to be convincing from online sources.

Although it has been quiet recently, the fraudsters haven’t gone away, so the rental community needs to remain vigilant.

More information here

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Onsight – Kit stolen in transit

Two lenses stolen:  Couriers collected lenses in two cases, and when they arrived in Belfast, the cases were empty.

If you are offered these items for sale, please contact Sam Higham at Onsight, or contact us.

Zeiss 100mm 7114769

Zeiss 135mm 8151269

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Kit stolen in transit – July 2015

Canon XA10, Serial 453632300036 .  If you are offered this item for sale, or come across it in any other circumstances, please contact us.

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Stolen kit list: Fraudulent hire

Kit stolen by fraudulent means in January 2015.  Please contact us if you are offered any of these items for sale, or come across them anywhere.

CAMERA
C300 camera body    1    PRO KIT    5.33641E+11
Batteries  ( 2 large one normal)    3    PRO KIT    normal one 201303, big ones 201304D and 201304D
Calumet usb3 downloader    1    CALUMET    NONE FOUND
Charger and mains cable    1    PRO KIT    ZHB
Flipside 500 AW rucksack    1    CALUMET    NONE FOUND

5D mark II    1    NICK HOCKINGS    530313210
Batteries    4    ebay and Calumet    201007 CANON, VB4B CANON, LI-ION LP-E6, CALUMET CJ0621

MEDIA
32 GB cards    6    PEC / CALUMET / AMAZON

LENSES
24-105mm Canon L series    1    PRO CAMERA SHOP    4534629
17-40mm Canon L series    1    CALUMET    3703865
35-350mm Canon L series, in leather & with carrier with sunhood.    1    i    46040

AUDIO
short xlr cable    1    CVP
me 66 / k6 audio    1    CVP    191966
Rycote softie    1    CVP

NB
Rode VideoMic R Shotgun Mic on shockmount
50mm Canon Lens

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Kit stolen in transit

Kit stolen in transit.  If you are offered any of the items listed below, please contact admin@xhire.org.uk.

Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 Nikon fit – Serial Number: 4045859

Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 Nikon fit – Serial Number: 1002595

Nikon D600 – Serial Number: 6007300

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Attempted theft from van by moped riders

Pro Motion report that one of their vans was followed by two people on a moped in the Hammersmith area, who then tried to steal kit when the driver stopped to make a delivery.

Last year there was a series of robberies of this type, and it looks as if they are trying again.

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Stolen Kit: California USA Dec 8th 2014

Received via web form:

Your Name         : Brian Dzyak

Your organisation : Freelance Cameraman www.dzyak.com

Telephone         : +18183263728

E-mail Address   : brian@dzyak.com

Name(s) of fraudulent hirer.: Stolen by unknown

Name of fraudulent organisation, address and website if available: Stolen by unknown

List the main items of kit stolen.: Sony F5 Camera Body S/N 100312

DVL350 LCD ViewfinderS/N 0120111

Fuji Cabrio19-90mm lens S/N 7005128

NanoFlash Unit/Cable kit S/N 0810302

Sennheiser mic MKH416 P48

How was the fraud carried out? Please supply as much detail as possible.: Truck stolen from garage in Encino, California USA December 8, 2014.

Police details and crime number: LAPD West Valley Division (Los Angeles, CA)

GTA-487 (D)(1)PC

1410-18382

Any other information you wish to share with the broadcast hire community: Photos of the equipment stolen with serial numbers can be seen at http://www.pinterest.com/bdzyak/sony-f5/

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Theft of kit from vehicle – Dublin

A large amount of kit has been stolen from CT Films in Dublin. (Details below) If you are offered any of the items listed below please contact Siobhan Ward at CT films (siobhanward@ctfilms.com), or xhire, or the Garda in Dublin.

Incident report:

On Wednesday 9th July 2014 in the Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 at 12:50pm approximately, three men broke into the vehicle of one of our cameraman and stole 4 bags of equipment as well as a RED Epic Camera with a Canon 150-600ml Lens attached. Our cameraman had only been away from the vehicle for a few minutes and was standing approximately 100-150m from the vehicle when the theft occurred.

The vehicle had been forced open on the driver’s side. The thieves had then accessed the rear of the vehicle and stolen the filming equipment from there.

Witnesses saw three men in a Toyota Avensis, reg number 02-CN-3325 speeding away. Image attached.

ctfilmstheftThe Garda Incident Pulse Number is 11034271

Kit list below.

 

ctstolenkit

 

 

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Shoot HD and One Stop Films

Two companies, Shoot HD and One Stop FIlms have been the victims of the same fraudulent hirer.

We have been requested to remove the full details of the theft by the City of London Police, but the stolen kit list has been posted in case any of it turns up somewhere.

If you have any information regarding any of these people or this theft, please contact Paul Hellard at Shoot HD on (0)1753 651440.

The stolen equipment from Shoot HD is listed below.

Flight case:
ARRI AMIRA #2 (Premium) 1 ARRI AMIRA Camera body, handle 15197
1 ARRI MVF-1 Viewfinder 1155
1 Hawk-Woods VL-CFA2 V-lock battery adapter
1 ARRI PL LDS lens mount
1 ARRI WPA-1 Wedge plate adapter for 15mm with shoulder pad
1 SanDisk 8GB memory stick
1 Canon Microphone mount with White Noise bracket
1 Panasonic Stereo microphone with foam gag
2 Viewfinder cable (mini HDMI)
1 ARRI KC50-S AMIRA battery cable
1 Sandisk Extreme Pro Cfast 2.0 card 120GB, with case 141501300007
1 Sandisk Extreme Pro Cfast 2.0 card 120GB, with case 141501300052
1 Sandisk Extreme Pro Cfast 2.0 card 120GB, with case 141501300102
1 Sandisk Extreme Pro Cfast 2.0 card reader (USB3), with USB cable
1 ARRI Dovetail plate
2 19mm bar (440mm)
2 19mm bar (200mm)
2 15mm bar (240mm)
1 Ronford-Baker Moose bars
1 ARRI Digi-Cine Sony to 19mm bridge adaptor plate
Peli case:
IDX Battery Kit #1 1 IDX Endura E-HL9 88Wh Li-ion V-mount battery E463212
1 IDX Endura E-HL9 88Wh Li-ion V-mount battery E463494
1 IDX Endura E-HL9 88Wh Li-ion V-mount battery E463495
1 IDX Endura E-HL9 88Wh Li-ion V-mount battery E463496
1 IDX Endura E-HL9 88Wh Li-ion V-mount battery E464104
1 IDX Endura E-HL9 88Wh Li-ion V-mount battery F471230
1 IDX VL-4S Simultaneous 4-channel charger K2-04551
1 IEC mains lead
O’Connor 2575D Heavy Duty Head 1 O’Connor 2575D Heavy duty fluid head with Moy fitting C1234-800117
1 O’Connor Moy tie-down nut
1 O’Connor 150mm bowl adaptor
1 O’Connor 150mm bowl tie-down nut
1 O’Connor Euro-plate with quick release wedge (2x screws)
1 O’Connor 2-stage adjustable pan bar
ARRI Ultra Prime Lenses 1 ARRI Ultra Prime 16 T1.9/16mm lens with front and rear caps 8942134
1 ARRI Ultra Prime 24 T1.9/24mm lens with front and rear caps 8941749
1 ARRI Ultra Prime 32 T1.9/32mm lens with front and rear caps 8941743
1 ARRI Ultra Prime 50 T1.9/50mm lens with front and rear caps 8941440
1 ARRI Ultra Prime 85 T1.9/85mm lens with front and rear caps 8941335
1 ARRI Ultra Prime 135 T1.9/135mm lens with front and rear caps 8937071
ARRI LMB-5 Lightweight Matte Box #1 1 ARRI LMB-5 Lightweight two stage matte box
2 ARRI Filter frames 4×5.650
1 ARRI Light shield
4 ARRI Clamp adaptors (80, 95, 110, 114mm)
Ronford-Baker Short Legs #1 1 Ronford-Baker Heavy duty short legs
1 Ronford-Baker Adjustable ground spreader
3 Ronford-Baker Rubber ground spike caps
1 Ronford-Baker Heavy duty Tall legs
1 Ronford-Baker Adjustable ground spreader
3 Ronford-Baker Rubber ground spike caps
Optimo 24-290mm 1 Angeniuex 12x 24-290mm PL Zoom lense with front and back caps, flight case & zoom bar 1588791
2 19mm Long bars
1 LS9 Lens support bracket. 2 parts
1 Bridge plate

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Kit stolen from BBC crew at gun point by Ukrainian rebel separatists

5 August 2014: Rebel Separatists in Shakhtersk, Ukraine have stolen equipment at gunpoint from a BBC news crew. The town was being shelled by the Ukrainian Army. The rebels accused the crew of being spies, despite having credential passes, and stole their kit.

Main items stolen:

Sony PMW-400 Camera serial 140188 Canon HJ17x7.6 Lens Serial 1315801 Sony Radio Mic PAG L96e battery

3 Sony SxS Memory Cards

Update:  Kit was recovered using a local fixer.

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Burglary: Thieves steal kit by breaking through a brick wall.

Wing (www.wing.tv) report that thieves punched a hole in a brick wall at their premises, evaded the alarms and smoke generator and stole a significant amount of kit. (See below)  There have been other similar reports recently, which indicates that this could be a new trend.

They have some low resolution images of the thieves captured from CCTV:

 

A112125-2 2

A111859-2 1

A055202-2 1

 

Here is a list of the stolen items.  If you are offered any of the items listed, please contact colin@wing.tv, tel 0207 604 3586.

ARRI ALEXA    1    K1.71000.0.2933
SONY PMW F-55        100266
SONY PMW F-5        100390
5D    1    1931209879

GO PRO HERO 1    1    HD1 12 09 059432
GO PRO HERO 1    1    HD1 06 10 197794
GO PRO HERO 2    1    H214A1211093243

GO PRO HERO 3+ (BLACK EDITION)    1    H3B+B081 OR 3060FF9
GO PRO HERO 3 (BLACK EDITION)    1    HD3BB111 OR 20AE51D

ARRI EVF-1    1    K2.72008.0.2943

SONY R5 RECORDER         11017

CANON ZOOM 70-200    1    6920003514

Fujinon HA22     1    384003

LEICA SUMMICRON-C    18mm    7100573
25mm    7100584
35mm    7100689
50mm    7100388
75mm    7101489
100mm    7101449

CARL ZEISS CP2 50mm MACRO    1    50016437

CANON ZOOM 24-70MM    1    2261314
ANGENIEUX OPTIMO 16-42        2050078
ANGENIEUX OPTIMO 45-120     1    2066210
ANGENIEUX OPTIMO DOUBLER    1    2069160
DUCLOS LENS 11-16mm Wide    1    67100
50mm Canon Prime Lens    1    747417
HDx35    1    2140

 

 

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Silverback Films: Theft from vehicle in Oxford

Information provided by George Panayioutou of Films at 59 Limited

For your info, one of our clients, Silverback Films were filming in Oxford a couple of weeks ago and their crew car got broken into on location.

The following kit was taken:

Canon HJ18 lens . Serial no – 1510121
Canon 300mmf2.8L (Optex Universal conversion) – Uni/Nikon mount – Serial no. 11949
Panasonic 8inch monitor with IDX battery. Serial no. D2TWA0122
IDX Elite Battery. Serial no. E461371

1.4x optical extender (Universal mount)
FZ to Nikon mount

If you are offered any of these items for sale please email gp@filmsat59.com

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Stolen Kit: Broadcast Baron

Received by email:

Saw you had a stolen equipment listing webpage. Please add the following gear, which was just stolen from me via a sophisticated identity theft ring (using fake ID, fraudulent cards with real account data on them, and seemed to be savvy in regards to broadcast equipment). This was stolen in the United States, but I’m sure it could turn up anywhere in the world and it’s good to have it out there for people to find if they come across it.

JVC GY-HM650U (s/n 177M0253)
Panasonic AG-HPX500 (s/n F75S00135)
Fujinon XA17x7.6BRM (s/n 422896)
Anton Bauer dual 2722 (s/n 8905)
Anton Bauer dionic 90 (s/n 71838)
Anton Bauer dionic 90 (s/n 60900)

Kevin Ross
The Broadcast Baron
http://broadcastbaron.com

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Theft from Republik Agency: Premises burgled

 Received via site web form.  If you are offered any of the items listed for sale, please contact Charlie at Republik Agency:  www.republikagency.com

Your Name         : Charlie

Your organisation : Republik Agency

Telephone         : 02074903866

E-mail Address    : charlie@republikagency.com

 List the main items of kit stolen.:

Phase one VP45 DQ000424

Phase one VP45 DQ000596 cracked screen

Phase one HP30 H101 DN000265

Phase one VP65 EH021589

Phase one HP65 EI021625

Hblad 555ELD 12EE01100

Hblad 503 CW 19SU45364

Hblad 503CW 19SU45489

VARIETY OF H AND V SERIES LENSES

How was the theft carried out?  Please supply as much detail as possible.: Burglary at night.

Any other information you wish to share with the broadcast hire community: Strategically carried out robbery. Knew exactly where the kit was and what to take.

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Leica Summilux-C Lens Set Stolen from Focus Optics on May 6, 2014

Theft in the USA

BURBANK, CA – MAY 6, 2014 – Focus Optics, a local lens design, repair, and modification shop, was the victim of an overnight robbery at their Burbank office. The thieves managed to steal a set of highly valued Leica Summilux-C lenses, and while the Burbank Police Department is investigating, your help is also urgently needed to help track them down.

The list below includes serial numbers for each stolen lens in the set.  Please help Focus Optics circulate the list, and urge everyone you can to be on the lookout for these lenses.

Lens Description                      Serial #


18mm Leica Summilux-C    CW-0001858


21mm Leica Summilux-C    CW-0001545


25mm Leica Summilux-C    CW-0001557


35mm Leica Summilux-C    CW-0001924


40mm Leica Summilux-C    CW-0001936


50mm Leica Summilux-C    CW-0001893


75mm Leica Summilux-C    CW-0001742


100mm Leica Summilux-C   CW-0002046


Your assistance is greatly appreciated.  Please contact Focus Optics ASAP if you have any information at (818) 567-1007, or by email at stuart@focusoptics.com .

About Focus Optics
For over 20 years, Focus Optics has been in the business of repairing professional film and video lenses.  Founder, Stuart Rabin, started out as a tool and die maker engineer. He has worked for Panavision and Clairmont Camera as a lens repair technician before founding Focus Optics in 1990.

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New Day Pictures Robbery

Theft from New Day Pictures, Sunday night at ten pm approx.

 

Sony NEX-FS700 (Ser. 212191) Camera – with  Sony 18-200mm kit lens
Sony NEX-FS700 (Ser. 210663) Camera – with  Sony 18-200mm kit lens
Sony NEX-FS700 (Ser. 211070) Camera – with  Sony 18-200mm kit lens

Sony PMW-100 (Ser. 400158) Camera
Sony PMW-100 (Ser. 400002) Camera

Sony PMW-200 (Ser. 400479) Camera

Sony PMW-EX3 (Ser. 400588) Camera
More information and possibly images will be added to this post in due course.

Should you have any information regarding these items or this theft please call New Day Pcitures on 020 8549 9966

 

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Calumet Robbery

More details available shortly but here is the list of goods stolen.

If you are offered any of the items listed below for sale or have any information about the theft, contact your local Police or email us .  There is a reward for the return of these items or information leading to the conviction of anyone involved in the theft of the equipment listed on this page.

 

DESC S/N
HASS H – LI-ION CHARGER LI-ION/CHGR//03
HASSELBLAD HC 120MM F/4 MACRO 7ESR15062
HASSELBLAD HC 120MM F/4 MACRO 7ESU13359
HASSELBLAD HC 150MM F/3.2 7FSC12705
HASSELBLAD HC 210MM F/4 7HSC11233
NIKON AF-S 85MM F/1.4G

212528

NIKON AF-S 85MM F/1.4G

212542

NIKON AF-S 85MM F/1.4G

231869

NIKON AF-S 14-24MM F/2.8G ED

259632

NIKON AF-S 24-70MM F/2.8G ED

236455

NIKON AF-S 24-70MM F/2.8G ED

546608

CANON EF 8-15MM F/4L FISHEYE

55

CANON EF 8-15MM F/4L FISHEYE

8421003740

CANON EF 28MM F/1.8 USM

37600069

CANON EF 100MM F/2.8L MACRO IS

1699644

CANON EF 200MM F/2.8L II USM

127181

CANON EF 16-35MM F/2.8L II USM

3256395

CANON EF 16-35MM F/2.8L II USM

3500774

CANON EF 16-35MM F/2.8L II USM

3962262

CANON EF 24-105MM F/4L IS USM

4027151

CANON EF 24-105MM F/4L IS USM

635658

CANON EF 24-105MM F/4L IS USM

636180

CANON EF 24-70MM F/2.8L II USM

9100001713

CANON EF 24-70MM F/2.8L II USM

9200000279

CANON EF 24-70MM F/2.8L II USM

9200004254

CANON EF 24-70MM F/2.8L II USM

9400006608

CANON EF 24-70MM F/2.8L II USM

9400009507

CANON EF 24-70MM F/2.8L II USM

9615012089

CANON EF 24-70MM F/2.8L II USM

9615013182

CANON EF 70-300MM F/4-5.6L IS

8240004571

CANON EF 70-300MM F/4-5.6L IS

8240004573

ZEISS 21MM F/2.8 ZF.2

15807602

ZEISS 21MM F/2.8 ZF.2

15807615

ZEISS 21MM F/2.8 ZF.2

15807667

ZEISS 25MM F/2.8 MACRO ZF.2

15848201

ZEISS 28MM F/2 ZF.2

15812244

ZEISS 28MM F/2 ZF.2

15812274

ZEISS 35MM F/2 ZF.2

15782173

ZEISS 35MM F/2 ZF.2

15782489

ZEISS 35MM F/2 ZF.2

15782715

ZEISS 50MM F/1.4 ZF.2

15775099

ZEISS 50MM F/1.4 ZF.2

15775100

ZEISS 50MM F/1.4 ZF.2

15775144

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Moped drive-by thefts.

There have been two recent incidents of this with xhire members – but according to the BBC there have been a spate of them recently.

This from BBC Investigations:

“Several thefts, over the last twelve months,  have been reported to the British Broadcasting Corporation Investigation Service (BBCIS), involving pairs on motorcycles / scooters, stealing camera equipment, either from the back of vehicles, or on the street. In all cases the BBCIS has reported the incident to Police and where possible have released CCTV footage.

I have been informed by the Metropolitan Police that this type of crime is rife across the city, involving several different teams. The police are experiencing considerable difficulty in addressing the problem as the suspect’s  features are  always obscured with full facial helmets and the bikes are invariably displaying false, or doctored registration plates. It has been intimated that the only way the  Police are likely to make an impact on this type of crime, is through intelligence from informants.

The only effective action the BBCIS can take at this time is to alert production crews out on the street, of the MO and to ask that they remain vigilant to the threat.

The officer collating these crimes in London is DC Nick Howard, of the Serious Acquisitive Crime Departmentt on 0207 321 6744.”

Video Europe lost two cameras on Friday the 7th March at the BBC and Cruet were targetted outside a production company by the same method from which these photos originate.

The driver from Cruet reports that the moped appears to have followed him around the corner into a street which is effectively a dead end.

As he pulled up, the passenger from the moped had dismounted and was opening the boot of the vehicle. He grabbed two bags from the van and jumped back onto the moped and they then rode away.

Both people on the moped were wearing black helmets and the moped was a black Paiggio Vespa with dark red seat pad and appears to be registered in Maidstone in Kent.

The likelihood is that the moped is stolen and another will be used next time – however, the driver’s clothing is more likely to be a constant feature since motorcycle gear is expensive.

The helmets appear to have tinted visors and the front rider has an expensive Rukka jacket – a relatively unusual Finnish brand with a distinctive ‘R’ on the back of the jacket and Rukka’s trademark bands on the sleeves.
The driver appears to be a little portly.

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by | 13/03/2014 · 12:57 pm

Attempted break in at Video Europe Soho

Overnight a BMW X5 was used to ram raid the shutter door of V.E.’s Soho office.

They were however, unsuccessful in gaining access.

This event comes after a robbery from the back of their van on Friday 7th March outside the BBC.

The driver was sat outside the BBC when he heard the van door open, he jumped out to see 2 men making off with a C300 and PDW800, on a moped.

Serial numbers will be confirmed soon.

 

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Kit Stolen – DV Talent – break in Sunday 23/02/2014

Canon XF305 – 263100000132

Canon XF305 – 263100000060

Canon XF305 – 263100000100

ME66 – 119146

ME66 – 110490

17’’ MacBook Pro – W894116E8YA

If you have any info please contact Rosemary Hill

T: 0207 267 2300

Out of hours: 0797 259 5505

E: rosemary@dvtalent.co.uk

DV Talent
Burghley Yard
106 Burghley Road
London
NW5 1AL

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Equipment stolen from Focus 24

The following equipment was stolen from a customer on the weekend of the 1st/2nd February 2014, near Bow, London, UK. When further information from the Police regarding the circumstances becomes available, we will share this. Please watch out for offers of this equipment for sale. Please forward to any dealers/brokers/rental houses that you have dealings with.

 Here is a summary:

– ARRI Alexa Classic Plus 16:9 Kit in Flight Case, with cables, accessories etc.

– 5x 64GB SxS Pro Cards.

– ARRI/ZEISS Ultraprime 5-way Set in Flight Case: 16, 24, 32, 50, 85mm.

– ARRI/ZEISS Ultraprime Single Lens in Flight Case: 135mm.

O’Connor 2060 serial 480328 in Flight Case.

– Ronford Baker Tall Legs Moy in Black Hexagonal Case.

– IDX VL-2Plus Charger and 2x IDX Batteries in soft Petrol bag.

– TV Logic 5.6″ Monitor in Flight Case, with cables accessories etc.

– Hawk Woods Reel Power 4×4 Charger and Alexa Reel Power battery plate, loose.

Please report any information to ben@focus24.tv or 0207 033 6555.

Full list of stolen items below:

 

ARRI ALEXA
ALEXA 16:9 PLUS Body, s/n 4348
Lens Cap, Aerial, Top Handle CCH-1
IDX Battery Plate, SD Card
Electronic Viewfinder EVF-1
Viewfinder Mounting Bracket VMB-2
Viewfinder Extension Bracket VEB-1
Handle Extension Block HEB-2
19mm Bridge Plate BP-12
Bridge Plate Adapter BPA-1
Levelling Block LB-1
Shoulder Pad with Velcro SP-3
12″ Dovetail Plate
Large Noga Arm
Ronford Baker Moose Bars
2x Moose Bar Extenders 160mm
5-pin XLR to dual 3-pin XLR lead
3-Pin to Fisher 24V Alexa Power Lead
Short & Medium EVF Cables KC150-S/KC151-S
Ethernet Cable KC153-S
Short BNC Cable x2
Long & Short 19mm Bars x2
Short 15mm Bars x2
Sonnet Thunderbolt Card Reader & Cable
Sony USB3 Card Reader + USB3 Cable
64GB SxS PRO Card s/n DEKC1011
64GB SxS PRO Card s/n DEKC1012
64GB SxS PRO Card s/n DEKC1013
64GB SxS PRO Card s/n DEKC1015
64GB SxS PRO Card s/n DEKH1198
Small & Large Allen Key
Metal (Casedesign) Case
ARRI/ZEISS Ultraprimes
16mm s/n 8944806
24mm s/n 8943849
32mm s/n 8944553
50mm s/n 8944347
85mm s/n 8944572
Metal (Casedesign) Case 5-way
135mm s/n 8946089
Metal (Casedesign) Case single
OConnor Head 2060
2060  s/n 480328
Tie Down
Telescopic Arm
13″ Sliding Base Plate
Snap Plate
3/8″ Screws x4
1/4″ Screws x2
Metal Case
Ronford Baker Tall Legs (Moy)
Legs s/n 6011414
Spreaders s/n 112819
Case
IDX Batt System
Small IDX Charger VL-2PLUS s/n K1-20219
IDX Batts x2
Kettle Lead
Petrol Bag
TVLogic 5.6″
Monitor & Sony Battery Plate s/n VF056L2667
Acrylic Screen Protecter
Battery Sony L-ion x3
Battery Charger
Phono Adapter, Barrel & Right Angle
AC Adapter
Manfrotto 492LCD Hot Shoe Ball Head
HDMI-mini HDMI Cable  x2
HDMI-HDMI Cable
BNC Cable x2
IEC C13 ‘Kettle’ Mains Power Lead
IEC C7 ‘Figure-8’ Mains Power Lead
Noga Arm w/15mm Clamp
RS – Mini XLR Power Cable
Sunshade
Metal (Casedesign) Case
Hawk Woods Reel Power
Reel Power 4×4 Charger
Reel Power Alexa Plate

Please report any information to ben@focus24.tv or 0207 033 6555.

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