|Photo by The Camera Store|
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