Midwest Photo is recovering after one more main digital camera gear theft: Digital Photography Review

Midwest Photo is recovering after one more main digital camera gear theft: Digital Photography Review

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Midwest Photo in Columbus, OH, was robbed after somebody drove a stolen truck via the shop’s entrance entrance and made off with an unknown quantity of pictures tools and kit.

The theft occurred within the early morning hours of August 5. The police had been alerted at 4:36 a.m. when an alarm went off and arrived shortly after. Nevertheless, earlier than police arrived, a minimum of one burglar departed the scene with stolen gear. The shop’s proprietor, Moishe Applelbaum, wasn’t certain how a lot gear was stolen, however posted on Fb that workers had labored arduous to make sure the shop might open in the course of the weekend.

Midwest Photo wrote, ‘Wow- what a weekend! In case you haven’t heard, we had a truck drive via our retailer early Friday morning. We don’t need to concentrate on the injury completed, however relatively on our workers who we love a lot who had been capable of pull this place again collectively to permit us to open this weekend and not using a hitch. We’ve got been totally overwhelmed on the outpouring of affection the picture neighborhood has proven us over the previous few days, and it’s been the ability that has pushed us ahead from this to proceed to serve Columbus. Thanks, thanks, thanks.’

This picture was captured by Ethan Hellstrom of Midwest Photo’s internet order staff.

Sadly, this is not the primary time Midwest Photo has been the sufferer of a theft. In March 2017, skilled thieves stole a whole lot of cameras, lenses and equipment. Thieves broke via the shop’s roof and slid down a pipe into the store. The most recent theft was a lot much less exact {and professional} however no much less damaging.

Whereas police proceed to work to apprehend any people concerned within the crime, it is vital to level out that photographers scouring the net market for brand spanking new picture tools must be looking out for any offers that look like too good to be true. It is commonplace for stolen gear to be offered at particularly low costs. When you have any info or need to alert Midwest Photo to a suspicious product itemizing, please contact the shop.

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