burglary

I Found My Own Stolen Lens for Sale Online and There’s Nothing I Can Do

One night two years ago, someone stole $10,000 of my camera equipment. Just recently, I found one of my more iconic lenses -- a pink Handevision 40mm f/0.85 Mark II -- for sale online. The police are slow to respond, and eBay won't help until law enforcement is involved.

Veteran Photographer Steals $15,000 of Gear from Fellow Photogs at NYC Studio

Earlier this year, a group of well-known professional photographers was robbed... by another photographer. Approximately $12-$15K worth of gear was taken from their studio by a peer almost three months ago, and they were only able to recover the gear earlier this week, though they still don't feel they've received anything resembling justice.

I Found All of My Stolen Camera Gear in the Nearest Pawn Shop

Do you ever wake up in the morning and just know that there’s something amiss? On Saturday, June 22nd, I woke up with a knot in my stomach as I realized I had left my camera outside in my truck. I wasn’t positive I’d locked the doors.

Burglars Are Focusing In On Camera Stores Across the U.S.

It seems that burglars are increasingly targeting camera stores across the United States, going as far as to cut holes in buildings (or ramming holes with cars) in order to steal thousands upon thousands of dollars worth of equipment in a matter of minutes.

$27,000 in Leica and Hasselblad Gear Stolen from The Camera Store

There has been another notable burglary in the world of camera shops. The Camera Store, the Calgary-based store that has a huge following on YouTube, was broken into this past weekend, and the burglars made off with roughly $35,000 CAD (~$27,000) in Leica and Hasselblad cameras and lenses.

Burglars Steal Hundreds of Cameras and Lenses from Midwest Photo

The priceyness and portability of photo gear makes camera rental and retail outlets a popular target of burglars, and last week yet another big name in the industry was looted. The camera store Midwest Photo in Columbus, Ohio, was broken into on March 15th, and a huge number of items were stolen.

Photographer Finds Her Backup Drives Stolen on Christmas Eve

Christmas is often called "the most wonderful time of the year," but for one Canadian photographer, this year's holiday season has been anything but. On Christmas Eve, Johany Jutras returned home and found that burglars had stolen her precious backup hard drives and photo archives.