robbery

SF Police Ask Public for Help in Solving DSLR Robbery

In the San Francisco Bay Area, pricey camera equipment is becoming one of the favorite targets of robbers. In 2013, the New York Times reported that photojournalists in Oakland were becoming the victims of camera robberies. Last month, photographers were robbed in broad daylight by assailants wielding pepper spray.

The San Francisco Police Department is now asking for the public's help in solving yet another DSLR robbery that occurred in the city last month.

Wedding Photographers Robbed During Shoot, Lose Wedding Photos and $13,500 in Gear

Wedding photographers beware: you could be a prime target for robbers due to the value of your gear. Just last year we reported that photojournalists in California were being targeted for their equipment, and now another crazy incident has occurred: a wedding shoot in Oakland was targeted this weekend by robbers who made off with $13K+ in camera gear... and all the wedding photos.

Video: Photographer Has Camera Lens Stolen From Around His Neck

Back in 2011, the BBC show The Real Hustle shared how easy it is for thieves to quickly and quietly steal an expensive lens off your camera -- even when your gear is hanging around your neck. If you didn't believe it then, check out the video above. It reportedly shows a photographer having his lens stolen by a group of robbers over in Russia.