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.
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