A San Francisco photographer was taking when two young men approached her and demanded that she gave them her camera. She refused and attempted to run, but one of the men shot her in the leg.
On 25 December, while trying out his new camera he got for Christmas, photographer Robbie Valenzuela got robbed. A thief snatched the camera and jumped into his car. Valenzuela reportedly held onto the car for several blocks, which caused him to suffer a major head injury.
During a photo shoot in downtown Austin, Texas, a 19-year-old man reportedly assaulted a photographer and robbed her at gunpoint. The reason? He was allegedly unhappy with the photos she was taking of him and his rap group.
It’s a bummer when someone steals your phone. I’ve experienced it a couple of times and the police weren’t able to do anything. But if the thieves had posted a selfie to my Instagram account, it would have been so much easier to find them. “Why would anyone do that?” you may wonder. Well, one thief did exactly this. He stole an iPhone and he was dumb enough to post a selfie to the victim’s Instagram account.
Photographer Hugh Lloyd recently had his gear stolen at Rome Ciampino airport in Italy. And as if it weren’t bad enough, in his gear bag there were memory cards with all the photos of his friends’ wedding. The distressed couple has made a public plea to the thieves to at least return the memory cards, and they’re hoping that it will reach whoever took the camera with the cards.
In Manchester, New Hampshire, four thieves broke into at Hunt’s Photo and Video. They smashed a glass door with an ax, filled huge buckets with gear and stormed out. They were caught on the store’s security camera and the footage shows that they did it all in just 53 seconds.
When their gear gets stolen, it happens that photographers discover it listed for sale online. Some of them manage to retrieve it, even if it takes a few years. This is what happened to a photographer who goes by the name Mr. Greenshirt. When his trusted and distinct-looking Fujifilm X100T got stolen, he soon recognized it in a Kijiji listing. So, he got in touch with the police and helped to set up a sting operation and catch the thief.