camera theft

Youtuber (former police officer) robbed of $16,000 worth of camera gear

Feb 6, 2024
Sagiv Gilburd

On a trip to Italy, Manny Ortiz (a regular here on DIYP) just had every filmmaker’s worst nightmare come true. $16,000 worth of cameras, lenses,…

Gone in 90 seconds, Vienna Leica store robbed! Here’s what was stolen:

Jan 23, 2024
Sagiv Gilburd

For most of us, Christmas Day was a happy day we spent with our families. Sadly, the holiday was less charming for Leica, who had…

Czech camera crew robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco, over $18,000 of gear stolen

Nov 15, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

A Czech camera crew was robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco on Sunday evening. They were filming outside a bookstore when three masked men approached. They were pointing guns at the crew, demanding their gear. They handed it over, and the thieves fled the scene.

Vacation couple’s memory card returned by camera thieves – but not the camera

Oct 12, 2023
John Aldred

Well, this is an odd one, with something of a bitter-sweet conclusion. According to the Mail Online, a couple visiting the Outer Hebrides in Scotland…

San Francisco filmmaker tracks stolen camera gear, police do nothing

Sep 27, 2023
Alex Baker

A photographer and filmmaker lost $24,000 of camera equipment when his car was broken into in Oakland, California. To make matters worse, his gear was…

Cameraman caught up in armed robbery while filming the news

Aug 31, 2023
Alex Baker

A cameraman and reporter fell victim to an armed robbery while covering a series of robberies in Chicago. The unfortunate event occurred in the early…

San Francisco thieves steal $30,000 of equipment from filmmaker’s car

Jun 15, 2023
Alex Baker

A filmmaker and his father were robbed of around $30,000 of equipment which was left inside a locked vehicle for just ten minutes. While filming…

Wildlife photographer robbed at gunpoint in Oakland

Jun 6, 2023
Alex Baker

A wildlife photographer was robbed at gunpoint while out photographing in the Oakland Hills area of California. He lost all of his valuable personal possessions,…

Use these four gadgets to protect your camera gear from theft

May 26, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Our precious camera gear is expensive, so it’s often a target of theft. Thankfully, there are ways to protect it and ensure that your gear…

Over $100,000 of camera gear stolen from YouTuber

May 17, 2023
Alex Baker

Thieves broke into the studio of the popular YouTube channel Cinecom.net this week and stole over $100,000 of camera and cinema equipment. According to the…