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Canada's 'The Camera Store' robbed of $35,000 in high-end camera gear

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Calgary camera shop The Camera Store—known for their fun YouTube reviews of various camera gear—was robbed over the weekend. In what the owners are calling a “very targeted” break-in, thieves made away with $35,000 worth of high-end camera kit, including a limited edition Leica M-P Edition Safari.

The owners are offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who can help catch thieves or recover any of the stolen equipment, which includes:

Hasselblad X1D camera body silver #UQ27014288

Hasselblad XC 30mm F3.5 lens #2WV10784

Hasselblad XC 45mm F3.5 lens #2UVT10447

Hasselblad XC 90mm F3.5 lens #2VVT10265

Leica MP Safari Edition #09008593

It’s thought the thieves forced the stores shutters apart in the early hours of Saturday morning, December 16th, and smashed a window to gain entry. About $100,000 of equipment was ignored by the thieves, who went directly to display cabinets to take very specific models.

The limited edition Leica stolen in the heist.

Canada’s CBC news service reports that store owner Julian Ferreira said it is the first time he has suffered a break-in during the 21 years The Camera Store has been open. Ferreira has offered a $5,000 shopping spree in the store to anyone who comes forward with information that leads to a conviction.

Please call police at 403-266-1234 or if you wish to remain anonymous call crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

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