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Leica’s Moscow Store Robbed by Non-Photo Savvy Thieves

On Saturday, the Leica store in Moscow was targeted by two masked men who used a sledgehammer to break through the door and shatter all the windows. Apparently the thieves didn’t know too much about Leica gear: they stole a $300 flash unit but left a $23,000 Leica S2 medium format camera sitting on the shelf. Leica has published a list of stolen items and their serial numbers here, and is asking customers to compare serial numbers when buying gear from unauthorized sources.

(via Leica Camera Russia Blog via Leica Rumors)


 
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  • http://twitter.com/BANANAMANANAS Josh Ladella

    Maybe somebody just really needed that flash…

  • http://sljonesdigital.com SLJonesDigital

    Leica is an acquired taste … aesthetically and financially.  I call their world-class design style “orgasmic steampunk”.  

  • http://www.tyleringram.com TylerIngram

    Insert something about FAIL here…. ;)

  • http://www.tyleringram.com TylerIngram

    Insert something about FAIL here…. ;)

  • http://profiles.google.com/markkalan Mark Kalan

    The store didn’t pay their protection money to the Russian mafia. Duh?

  • http://merrillny.livejournal.com/ Merrill

    Mark, don’t forget about Russian police – gotta pay them, too. Consider yourself warned, Leica Moscow.

  • Blackrose

    perfaps the robber only need the flash unit. Xixixixixixi

  • Maxpelectronics

    they did not stole “only” the flash unit, but a bunch of lenses and other gear, around 20 pieces of equipment according to quoted website (http://blog.leica-camera.ru/2011/07/09/3624/) granted, their knowledge of photo gear sucks, on the other hand, it is easier to find $23000 camera, than $300 flash unit… so maybe they were not as dumb as we are made to think?

  • redhawk

    They got some stuff but they left a lot of more valuable stuff behind. In one of the shots you can see a 50/0.95 sitting there untouched but they got two 50 Summicrons. Maybe they were just trying to complete their sets with very specific items?

  • redhawk

    They got some stuff but they left a lot of more valuable stuff behind. In one of the shots you can see a 50/0.95 sitting there untouched but they got two 50 Summicrons. Maybe they were just trying to complete their sets with very specific items?

  • redhawk

    They got some stuff but they left a lot of more valuable stuff behind. In one of the shots you can see a 50/0.95 sitting there untouched but they got two 50 Summicrons. Maybe they were just trying to complete their sets with very specific items?