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Stolen Lens - Welwyn Garden city

Stolen Lens - Welwyn Garden city - Have you been offered camera lenses by a suspicious source? If so, wed like to hear from you.

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Stolen Lens  - Welwyn Garden city
Press release:
Forty five lenses were stolen during a burglary at an industrial premises in Little Mundells, Welwyn Garden City, at the end of February.

The lenses are different sizes and specifications and would have been marked Sigma:
  • 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro, a high performance medium telephoto macro lens optimized for digital cameras
  • 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX DG, a super wide-angle zoom lens with a large aperture. Designed to suit the special characteristics of digital cameras.
  • 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro, a large aperture zoom lens designed specially for use with digital SLR cameras and includes a minimum focusing distance of 20cm.
  • 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro, a telephoto zoom lenses with telemacro function and optimised for digital SLR cameras.
The company concerned has issued a photo of the missing lenses and police would like to know if you have seen them being offered for sale in any unorthodox manner.

If you can help, please call 0845 33 00 222 and quote reference B1/07/925. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously with the same reference on 0800 555 111.
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pentaxpete 13 641 1 United Kingdom
If they were offered 'off the back of a lorry' wouldn't they be DAMAGED ?!!!

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If they were off the back of a lorry, would you tell your mates before telling the police? Perhaps a day or two later? (;0)
Should be fun if you did "aquire" one at some back street pub and then tried to register it with Sigma! Do you think they'd honour the warrenty?
I wonder if they'd consider stealing to order ?
They will no doubt in a second hand shop or listed on Ebay
Guess who lives in Little Mundells.......

Sigma UK

They dont mention what mount they are in, as i am sure a few will be appearing on ebay soon, if we knew the serial numbers and the mount, then we could keep an eye out for them.
Also, thats where sigma service centre lives too, so if you currently have a lens away for repair i would start to panic. Esp if yours takes a long time in repair, these people need to be caught and if they can be got via ebay then all the better, as there have never been enough if any checks on the to verify where the kit you buy comes from.
Chances of them being caught...slim
Chances of the kit being found.....not a chance!
I view ebay as suspiciously as I would Arthur Daley.
IanA 14 3.0k 12 England
There is a list of the seriel numbers here .
sk8mk 11 223 United Kingdom
lol, so insted of anyone helping we are all looking for ebay bargins!

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