$28,000 worth of camera gear stolen from foreign journalist in Winnipeg

Two Nikon D4S Cameras. Police Handout

WINNIPEG — A Chinese journalist in Winnipeg for the FIFA Women’s World Cup had thousands of dollars worth of camera gear stolen from his vehicle.

Winnipeg police received the report of luggage stolen from a vehicle parked downtown around 6:30 a.m. on June 17.

Officers met with the man and came up with a list of the stolen gear, over $28,000 worth of professional camera equipment including cameras and lenses.

It’s not the first time a high-profile theft like this has bruised Winnipeg’s reputation.

In February, 2011 the Swiss women’s Olympic curling team received a rude welcome to Winnipeg when their rented vehicle was broken into downtown and their gear was stolen.

In July, 2013 a cyclist riding across Canada for charity had his bike stolen while in Winnipeg.

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Anyone with any information regarding the stolen camera gear incident is asked to contact Division 11 investigators at 1-204-986-6668 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-786-8477.

Below are images of some of the stolen camera gear:

Two Nikon D4S Cameras. Police Handout
Three Nikon camera lenses. Police Handout
Nikon SB-910 Camera Flash. Police Handout
Go Pro 3+. Police Handout
Pelican two-wheeled suitcase. Black with red and orange fragile stickers. Police Handout

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