Police continue to probe £1m camera gear theft

March 13, 2012

Police have so far made no arrests almost a month after thieves escaped with around £1m of DSLRs, camcorders and lenses from a warehouse in Brentford, Middlesex.

Officers are continuing to make enquiries following the 17 February raid on CVP, which supplies equipment to the BBC.

The theft was first reported by the British Journal of Photography on 21 February.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman told us: ?Detectives are investigating. There are no arrests currently.?

The haul included six Canon EOS 7D bodies, an EOS 60D and five EOS C300 EF-mount professional camcorders.

A spokesman for CVP, which is located on an industrial estate, told us: ?They broke into an adjacent unit and burst through an internal wall.

‘They drove a truck through the wall twice and loaded [the equipment] from the back of shelves.?

The stolen gear, which was insured, is estimated to be worth around £1m.

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