Thieves Steal Over $150,000 in Camera Gear from Nikon in Van Heist

A security van transporting roughly £100,000 (~$156,000) in Nikon camera gear was targeted by robbers this past Saturday after the Dublin NPS Roadshow. The thieves made off with the entire truckload of equipment, including demo versions of the Nikon D4 and Nikon D800 — cameras that aren’t available yet to the general public. You can find an list of what was stolen (and their individual serial numbers) here. Camera gear thieves have been pretty active so far in 2012 — just last month someone made off with a pre-production Sigma 180mm f/2.8 lens at CES 2012 in Las Vegas.

(via via The Verge)

Image credit: Typical armoured car by lutzjw

  • Sdfg

     Thieves stole the Red Epic camera before it was available to the public also.

  • Markb

    Publicity stunt?  

  • Super Nicktendo

    On eBay in 5, 4, 3…

  • Stephan Zielinski

    Due to the ever-shifting nature of photography – in particular with the advent of online publishing – it is not always possible to secure title to equipment before pictures are taken.

  • Ian Ludwig

     I see what you did there…

  • mrbeard

    Either that picture was photoshopped or i was drunker than i thought when i visited Dublin

  • Guest

    The picture was definitely photoshopped. Looks like was taken in Makati, Philippines

  • Ted Bautista

    mrbear/Guest — yup. that’s @ 6750 / Ayala Center loop, Makati. And there’s no way the heist could have taken place here … Nikon Philippines is unhealthily obsessed with Point and Shoots

  • Techno Beaver

    I guess nobody noticed the WHITE V1 on the list. I have never heard of a white version of the V1.

  • Tarik

    Like :))

  • Anonymous

    Everyone noticed, no one cares.

    The white version been out a couple weeks and it is still part of the weakest MILC system out there bar none.