Stolen... Styall. (Norcliffe Chapel car park) Saturday

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Andy t, Jul 27, 2003.

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    Andy t Guest

    Our car was broken into between 2.10 pm and 3pm saturday 26th July,
    whilst we were inside the church filming a wedding.
    The car is a red volvo estate.
    We lost..
    An apple mac G4 667 mhz base unit with 3 hard drives inside it and 1.25
    gig of ram.
    This has two full nearly complete wedding edits on it.
    (We know it shouldn't have been in the car, but it was being returned by
    one of the camera men who was with us on the job.. Everything was well
    hidden under car blankets and jackets)
    A sony PVM 9" video monitor
    A sony VX 1000e video camera
    A sony battery charger for BPL series lithium batteries
    a couple of sony BPL 40 lithium ion batteries
    an ARCA Swiss monoball tripod head
    a 25 AH lead acid battery in a leather carrying case
    Bag of assorted audio cables (XLR-XLR)
    A sony NP 730 battery and a charger for sameA brown Billingham camera
    A black dinner jacket and a rucksak full of sandwiches...!

    Serious reward offered for recovery of the above or info leading to the
    arrest of the thieves


    Andy t, Jul 27, 2003
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    Mr Blue Skye Guest

    How serious is the reward?
    Mr Blue Skye, Jul 27, 2003
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    A Lee Guest

    Sounds like serious enough to not get us sued by the 2 couples who
    entrusted us with their wedding video.
    Sorry to the OP, but, really, leaving all that in a car park?
    A Lee, Jul 27, 2003
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    Mike Ritter Guest

    My car was stolen 1998 in poland, I left the car only for 10 Minutes to
    visit a church :((( the police found the car after 2 Years in Russia.

    Mike Ritter, Jul 27, 2003
  5. Andy t Guest

    Unlucky. Someone's premium is going up next year - I hope your business
    insurance covers unattended theft.

    re: the wedding edits... Don't Macs have a "backup" program - I know the
    damned things aren't rife with hardware failures, but they are pretty and
    can be stolen by illiterates who think they're computers.

    I know a fantastic girl who could replace the sandwiches should you need
    them urgently, but I'm not sure about the rucksack - try Famous Army Stores.

, Jul 27, 2003
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    lpp Guest

    Serious reward offered for recovery of the above or info leading to the
    Why? Have you got the gear? :)
    lpp, Jul 27, 2003
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    Nina Guest

    Thanks for all the input guys...
    Yes we shouldn't have left it in the car,
    no the insurance doesn't cover it
    and fortunately we do have the camera tapes for the weddings
    Nina, Jul 27, 2003
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    Trev Guest

    You get to keep the sandwiches
    Trev, Jul 27, 2003
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    T P Guest

    I am so sorry to hear this ... as a wedding photographer myself I can
    fully understand what a disaster it must be to have lost these.

    I wish you the best of luck in finding them ... the concern is that
    they are often quickly sold in pubs for next to nothing to fund
    purchases of illegal drugs.
    T P, Jul 27, 2003
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    T P Guest

    To make that comment clearly shows that you have absolutely
    no idea how professional photographers need to work.
    T P, Jul 27, 2003
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    T P Guest

    With respect, the theft of the gear is not the main problem. It is
    the loss of the two wedding shoots and all the loss of business
    goodwill that will ensue. This sort of incident can break a business
    for good.
    T P, Jul 27, 2003
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    T P Guest

    There is a God, after all!!!!

    T P, Jul 27, 2003
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    loz Guest

    No one needs to steal to pay for essentials in this day and age. Besides the
    fact that unemployment is very low anyway, there are plenty of state handouts.
    People steel to pay for the luxuries. i.e. the state pays for the essentials,
    and they steal to pay for "essentials" like Sky, mobile phones, Playstations,

    loz, Jul 27, 2003
  14. Andy t Guest

    Indeed I fully agree - hence the comment about "backups"

    Whenever I do anything, I

    a) never touch the original, and
    b) never keep the original and the backup in the same place.

    you're 100% correct about the loss of goodwill - but there's two crimes at
    work here... theft, the obvious one, and negligence - compounding the

    I do hope the thief develops a conscience, and returns the "tapes"

, Jul 27, 2003
  15. I didn't realise that negligence was a crime, no wonder the prisons are
    Gavin Gillespie, Jul 27, 2003
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    David McCall Guest

    Imagine what would happen if incompetence was illegal :)

    David McCall, Jul 27, 2003
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    loz Guest

    No I am not from the US.
    Three of the groups where this was posted to are UK, and specifically this is
    where the crime took place.
    In the UK there is low unemployment, and plenty of state welfare.
    No one in the UK needs to steal for essentials.

    loz, Jul 27, 2003
  18. Andy t Guest

    Indeed - who would lock up all the judges?

, Jul 27, 2003
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    nappy Guest

    When the guy delivers the two wedding videos and tries to collect.. nab him.
    nappy, Jul 27, 2003
  20. Maybe they aren't doing it for drugs or survival, they could be budding
    video producers! Look out for wedding video services opening in your area!
    The best solution I could find as respond to the persons suggestion that it
    may be sold in a pub... go to the pub, stay all day in the hope you might
    get offered your equipment. By the end of the day you'll be too drunk to
    care wether you've got your goods back or not!
    Daniel Gwynne, Jul 27, 2003
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