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#1 Koji Ishida

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 12:27 PM

Hi Everyone,

 

I recently invested in steadicam to start my career. however, this morning i found out that my sled in a black case was stolen. 

 

Its a Steadicam Shadow V sled in a big black hard steadicam case with the logo STEADICAM on it. It also has various accessories in it.

 

Also, another thing that was stolen was my Bar Tech digital wireless follow focus in a small black hard case with the logo PLC electronics on it.

 

If any of you see or hear about anyting suspicious, please let me know.

 

Thank you so much.


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#2 Andre Trudel

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 12:50 PM

Sorry to hear that Koji. I hope you had insurance. It would be helpful to know where you are located.

 

All the best.


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#3 Marc Flamm

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 12:52 PM

Koji -

Sorry to hear about this. I will keep an eye out for the rig.

-Marc


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#4 Jerry Holway

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 12:54 PM

Koji-

 

Sorry to hear this.

 

Where was it stolen? Serial numbers?

 

Hope you have insurance.


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#5 Libor Cevelik

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 01:38 PM

Koji,

 

sorry to hear

 

serial # and location can help . looking for anything suspicious   :ph34r: .


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#6 Shawn Wang

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 02:00 PM

sorry to hear that ~ please let us know more details like serials and location 

 

we will try our best to help you  :(


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#7 Koji Ishida

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 02:34 PM

Thank you so much guys.

 

I really appreciate your support. 

 

Is it okay to post the serial numbers? I just want to make sure that its okay and safe to share.

 

Location that it was stole was in Tarzana, California

 

thank you so much again, I appreciate everyones support.


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#8 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 02:48 PM

So sorry Brutha

Please tell us you had insurance or at least you were on the job and they had insurance .

If it pops up anywhere we will all know .

For sure notify Tiffen with serial numbers just in case they get asked about it
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#9 Shawn Wang

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 03:54 PM

im sure it will get back to you cuz no matter what the steadicam needs service once in a while, and if Tiffen gets it, they will ship it back to you


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#10 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:14 AM

List Everything that was stolen.

 Where it was stolen from, not just the city, Exact location, vehicle, etc.., Was it in a car, in a house, where was it parked, are there businesses nearby that may have security cameras, even if the cameras are inside the business, they may be pointing outside, Leave no stone un turned.

What department filled out the police report?

A stolen sled can usually only be used by the thief or someone else who will always know it's stolen and never be able to get it serviced, it's not like there are even 1000 Shadow V's out there.

 Good luck on your search and recovery!

 

Ozzie


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#11 Andre Trudel

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:47 AM

Ozzie brings up great points. The more we know the better. It's a small community and information tends to travel through it. 


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#12 Brian Freesh

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 03:12 AM

Sorry to hear dude, I know your pain. All too well. Scour craigslist and ebay for the next few weeks, it works.


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#13 Koji Ishida

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 03:42 AM

The location that the crime happened was on the street of Baird Ave. 

I had come home and slept around 1:30AM. Unfortunately, I made the grave mistake of leaving my equipment in the car. Usually I take it back inside however, I had a very long day and a 7AM call time. So I decided that I leave my equipment in the car thinking that a gated garage in a apartment complex will be safe...

 

I woke up around 6AM and went to my garage to leave for work around 6:30AM. When I went up to my car I saw that my back left window was smashed and that they had taken my steadicam case with the sled, additional third battery attachment, marshall 7" monitor, and various screws/ accessories. And my Bar tech digital wireless follow focus was stolen.

Luckily, they left the duffle bag which had my vest and arm in. So I'm very thankful for that.

 

Inside the bar tech case was a Bar Tech hand unit, digital reciver by PLC electronics, and a headen motor. The cables inside were the motor cable, two pin lemo to p-tap, two pin to 4-pin hirose, and a 4 pin hirose to p tap adapter.

 

Thank you so much again for everyones support.


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#14 Gordon SMith

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 03:50 AM

Im in Germany, will keep a lookout here, you never know where high value stolen kit may get moved to at short notice with well organised criminal gangs.
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#15 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:28 PM

OK, so in a gated area between 1:30am and 6:30am.

 Ask the neighbors with windows closest to the vehicle if they remember hearing anything and if so, at what time?

 Is there a pass code to get in there, or do folks have those barcode stickers on their cars to get access to the gated area?

Were there any other cars vandalized or burglarized that same evening? if not, chances are they followed you from wherever you packed your gear.

 Keep searching for clues, we'll keep an ear and ear out for you.

 and PS, a nice sled like a Shadow V should be Engraved professionally, that will keep it from being easily sold. Sure the Thief may in turn just toss it, but at least there is no satisfaction for the thief to be able to make a buck off it.

 Good luck


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