FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Lost or Stolen equipment serial numbers

Page  <1234 5>
Author
sturatcliffe View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 16 September 2010
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Stockport
Status: Offline
Posts: 1374
Post Options Post Options   Quote sturatcliffe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 August 2013 at 15:29
Wish i didn't have to use this list but here goes:

All stolen from the stockport area (car broken into and all gear taken from boot) -

A900 – 2250139
A77 – 07151777
Zeiss 2470 – 3942224
sony 70-200mm – 1827354
STF – 0183019
Sigma 70mm – 1005256
SAL1650 – 1859644
35G - 0207156
hvlf58 - 1993837
hvlf58 – 2086589
A900 grip – 8C100479

all gear has crimestoppers prooperty protector painted on – 1368702

as you can imagine, i'm pretty broken

thanks


Edited by sturatcliffe - 21 August 2013 at 18:14
www.srphoto.co.uk
Wedding & Portrait Photography
 



Back to Top
Bob J View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Dyxum Administrator

Joined: 23 December 2005
Country: United Kingdom
Location: London
Status: Offline
Posts: 26003
Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 August 2013 at 16:29
Sorry to hear that Stuart - hope the insurance comes through quickly.
Back to Top
nigelbrooks View Drop Down
Emeritus group
Emeritus group

Joined: 15 March 2006
Country: England
Location: Ealing, London
Status: Offline
Posts: 8523
Post Options Post Options   Quote nigelbrooks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 August 2013 at 16:43
Two thefts in two days, I hope that their hands drop off.
I've been away!
Back to Top
EddyH View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 22 August 2010
Country: Belgium
Location: Antwerp
Status: Offline
Posts: 435
Post Options Post Options   Quote EddyH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 August 2013 at 18:06
FYI: there is a free online service where you can register the serial numbers of your equipment and flag it in case it gets stolen. It's called LensTag
2 eyes | 2 slices of silicon | a few kilos of glass | my photo blog
Back to Top
sturatcliffe View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 16 September 2010
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Stockport
Status: Offline
Posts: 1374
Post Options Post Options   Quote sturatcliffe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2013 at 18:44
FOUND FOUND FOUND!!!

Have had all my gear returned to me after the police arrested someone in possession as he tried to sell it at a pawn shop (CEX). They got slightly suspicious and told him to go and get his passport for i.d. whilst they tested the equipment. Police were waiting for him when he got back!

I had spent all morning going to different pawn shops handing out equipment info and serial numbers and this seems to have paid off.

I was not hopeful in the slightest that any of my gear would be returned, so I am surprised, relived and drained from the experience.

FOUND FOUND FOUND!!!
www.srphoto.co.uk
Wedding & Portrait Photography
Back to Top
nigelbrooks View Drop Down
Emeritus group
Emeritus group

Joined: 15 March 2006
Country: England
Location: Ealing, London
Status: Offline
Posts: 8523
Post Options Post Options   Quote nigelbrooks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2013 at 18:48
Wonderful news!

Let's hope that the scumbag gets more than a slap on the wrist!
I've been away!
 



Back to Top
hRs View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 23 September 2008
Country: Sweden
Location: Jönköping
Status: Offline
Posts: 416
Post Options Post Options   Quote hRs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2013 at 18:51
oh my god, best ending to a heart-breaking story ever :D
really really happy for you ^^
a7rii+vg | loxia 21-2.8 | gm 24-70 | batis 25-2 | loxia 50-2 | gm 85-1.4 | sony 135STF | voigtländer 125-2.5 macro | rokkor mc 58-1.2 | camera houses come and go... lenses are forever
Back to Top
MichelvA View Drop Down
Alpha Eyes group
Alpha Eyes group
Knowledge Base Contributor

Joined: 26 April 2008
Country: Netherlands
Status: Offline
Posts: 17913
Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2013 at 19:13
Originally posted by sturatcliffe sturatcliffe wrote:

FOUND FOUND FOUND!!!FOUND FOUND FOUND!!!

Great news - i'm very happy for you. Justiceship exists.
Back to Top
neilt3 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 13 September 2010
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Manchester.U.K
Status: Offline
Posts: 2544
Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2013 at 19:14
Glad you got your gear back , and the b@stard that stole it got caught.
see my photostream on flickr;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilt3/
C & C welcome.
Back to Top
janders1957 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 18 May 2011
Country: Australia
Location: Cootamundra
Status: Offline
Posts: 228
Post Options Post Options   Quote janders1957 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2013 at 20:09
Originally posted by EddyH EddyH wrote:

FYI: there is a free online service where you can register the serial numbers of your equipment and flag it in case it gets stolen. It's called LensTag


Well that's a great resource. I was going to offer my solution, I have a spreadsheet in my Google Drive folder with all my major camera gear with serial numbers, when purchased and who from.
I can access this anywhere in the world that I can sign into Google.
But I will register my gear here also!

Jon
Jon
A700, A500IR, 18-55, 24-105, 28-85, 35-70, 50 1.7, 55-200, 70-210, 100-200, ProSpec 70-300, 800mm SolidCat, assorted MD/M42 glass.
Back to Top
russellsbags View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 09 November 2008
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Bristol,England
Status: Offline
Posts: 1998
Post Options Post Options   Quote russellsbags Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2013 at 20:48
I couldn't believe it when I read your first post. I thought how distraught I'd have felt had it been me.

I'm even more stunned to hear you've got it back. You have no idea how pleased I am for you.

It's obvious he had no idea what he had. Any half decent pawn or 2nd hand shop would have done the same, or at least you'd hope so. I roughly guesstimated the value to be around 9000 quid and you can almost guarantee the idiot who took it in had the typical drug user appearance. I bet they knew before he got to the counter it would be dodgy. The person who called the police has got to be on your Christmas card list now.

I just hope the thieving scum doesn't get a fine, community service or even worse an official police caution. That seems to be the case all too often now. With any luck they'll make him pay for the damage to your car too and compensate you for your anguish and distress. They should chop his hands off.
In 2012 after months of tests I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. I was 46 and suddenly life made sense. I don't mean to offend with my comments so please tell me if I do so I can put it right.
Back to Top
ricardovaste View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 08 August 2007
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Shropshire
Status: Offline
Posts: 10060
Post Options Post Options   Quote ricardovaste Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2013 at 20:55
Hah! That'll teach the little b*stard. I wish you could have seen his face when he returned to find the police waiting for him. Great story. Glad it worked out well for you.

You may want to send your gear in for a professional cleaning... To get rid of the slime
I photograph the moments in people's lives that mean the most to them: Richard Harris Photography
Back to Top
sturatcliffe View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 16 September 2010
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Stockport
Status: Offline
Posts: 1374
Post Options Post Options   Quote sturatcliffe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2013 at 22:36
Originally posted by russellsbags russellsbags wrote:

I couldn't believe it when I read your first post. I thought how distraught I'd have felt had it been me.

I'm even more stunned to hear you've got it back. You have no idea how pleased I am for you.

It's obvious he had no idea what he had. Any half decent pawn or 2nd hand shop would have done the same, or at least you'd hope so.

I just hope the thieving scum doesn't get a fine, community service or even worse an official police caution.


I appreciate your comments.

Believe me, I am extremely surprised I have it back - 4 years of hard work building up my gear gone in seconds.

I am going to the pawn shop tomorrow to express my thanks and will be writing to the police to thank them for their speed in getting the gear back to me (I have a wedding of a friend on Saturday!

The first thing I did when I found it had been stolen was ring the police, the second thing was to ring all the pawn shops to advise of the gear - I emailed head offices who distributed the info for me so I am grateful to their vigilance, yet it required effort.

He has admitted handling the goods (about £7500 I reckoned) and has a court appearance already set.
www.srphoto.co.uk
Wedding & Portrait Photography
Back to Top
coyote1086 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 01 November 2007
Country: Canada
Location: Vancouver
Status: Offline
Posts: 2177
Post Options Post Options   Quote coyote1086 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2013 at 23:02
Glad to hear the gears are all returned. Rarely hear this kind of good news after things are stolen. I guess your hardwork paid off.

This should be a reminder to all of us to note the serial numbers of our equipments.
Back to Top
Dyxum main page >  Forum Home > Equipment forums > Sell / Buy equipment Page  <1234 5>

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.078 seconds.

Monitor calibration strip

Dyxum.com - Home of the alpha system photographer

In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania

Feel free to contact us if needed.