$35,000 worth of gear stolen from The Camera Store

Dec 18, 2017

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Dec 18, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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On December 16, 2017, Calgary-based business The Camera Store had $35,000 worth of gear stolen from their store. The thieves took high-end gear, including a Leica MP Safari kit, a Hasselblad X1D camera, and three lenses. They are offering a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to a conviction.

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As CBC reports, this is the first burglary The Camera Store has experienced over 21 years of business. Store owner Julian Ferreira says he and the police arrived at the store when the alarm went off, but all they found were “steel shutters pried open, windows smashed, and two display cases broken open.”

The thieves stole a Leica MP Safari Edition camera and a silver Hasselblad X1D body with three lenses: 30mm F3.5, 45mm F3.5, and 90mm F3.5. All this together is estimated at around $35,000, but the thieves left $100,000 worth of other gear intact. This is why Ferreira believes they knew well what they were doing.

Police are investigating the case, and The Camera Store is offering $5,000 TCS shopping spree as a reward for any information. Here are the serial numbers of the stolen gear:

  • Hasselblad X1D camera body silver #UQ27014288
  • Hasselblad XC 30mm F3.5 lens #2WV10784
  • Hasselblad XC 45mm F3.5 lens #2UVT10447
  • Hasselblad XC 90mm F3.5 lens #2VVT10265
  • Leica MP Safari Edition #09008593

Chris Niccolls, host of The Camera Store’s YouTube channel says that people from all over the world have contacted them offering support.

If you have any information that could help to find the stolen gear, contact the police at 403-266-1234 or at 1-800-222-8477 if you wish to stay anonymous. And even if you don’t have any information, spread the word and let’s hope the thieves will be caught.

[The Camera Store via CBC, image credits: The Camera Store]

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13 responses to “$35,000 worth of gear stolen from The Camera Store”

  1. Michael Stevens Avatar
    Michael Stevens

    Sad thing is with prices today $35k is almost nothing. Could be 6 small boxes… In and out it under 30 seconds.

    1. Steven Naranjo Avatar
      Steven Naranjo

      Looks like based on what was taken it was specific gear that was targeted.

    2. Bill Worley Avatar
      Bill Worley

      Stolen to order. Rumor is there used to be a group in NYC that did this with Porsches.

    3. Madara Avatar
      Madara

      They showed the boxes on their live stream. It sounds like it was in a display case making it even easier to smash and grab.

    4. Carl Wilson Avatar
      Carl Wilson

      Lol I thought the same thing

  2. Madara Avatar
    Madara

    I hope they catch this guy. What a dick move. Although I am surprised a camera store doesn’t have surveillance cameras.

    1. mario Avatar
      mario

      Hey, it’s Canada where most of the people doesn’t lock their front doors! It’s not the US.

      1. Madara Avatar
        Madara

        I almost mentioned that! It was probably a fellow American tourist not knowing how to act while visiting our neighbors to the North. ;-)

  3. Nadia Boudreau Avatar
    Nadia Boudreau

    Was there a security camera?

  4. Bruce Kinnaird Scott Avatar
    Bruce Kinnaird Scott

    35 grand? So they only took one leica then?

  5. Sergi Yavorski Avatar
    Sergi Yavorski

    Need to lock gear in safety cages

  6. Karen Padilla Avatar
    Karen Padilla

    I read a similar story last year.

  7. Jurgen Cornelissen Avatar
    Jurgen Cornelissen

    My local store is much more burglary proof… ?