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Stolen gear in Kenya / Coast Province

Hi, today a group of armed robbers attacked my friend in rented house in Diani Beach / Ukunda in Kenya and took lots of things for long term development cooperation project and gear to make documentary about it.

Among 4 HP ProBooks and Benq projector were also 4 cameras:
Leica M6 black + 28/2.8, 35/2 and 50/1 lenses
Fujifilm X100 silver
Panasonic GH1 black + 14-42 G X zoom lens
Xacti HD1010
Manfrotto tripod and videohead

I’d like to buy them back if they are offered for sale somewhere (I guess in Mombasa).

by Palo Markovič at 2013-06-01 19:42:33 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Sorry, friend. That’s a bummer. Hope you can regain the gear.

by Neal Jackson | 01 Jun 2013 20:06 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
You should publish the serial numbers of the bodies and lenses and distribute them to photoshops in Mombasa, Nairobi, etc. The police and customs may want them too. But the chances are very slim to be able to buy them back.

by Pierre Claquin | 04 Jun 2013 05:06 | Dhaka, Bangladesh | | Report spam→
Thanks for replies,

Here are those serial numbers which I have noted.
The police has the complete list, however I don’t think they will be able to help now when they refused to do it the moment we asked for it directly at police station while the robbers were still in the house enclosure.

HP ProBook 4330s SN: CNU2011R9F TUT: 1000-000090007732-0000
HP ProBook 4330s SN: CNU2011R3X TUT: 1000-000090007731-0000
HP ProBook 4330s SN: CNU2011RKM TUT: 1000-000090007730-0000

Leica M6 Black, SN: 1741853
Leitz Summicron 2.0/35mm Black, SN: 2483783
Leitz Noctilux 1.0/50mm Black, SN: 2750503
Leica Elmarit 2.8/28mm ASPH. Black, SN: 4146658
Fujifilm X100 Chrome SN: 12M05172

Nairobi is far from here, but could anyone give me tips for Mombasa shops?

by Palo Markovič | 04 Jun 2013 22:06 | Kwale, Kenya | | Report spam→
So sorry to hear this. ;/

I’ve never had the police be any help and the camera shops aren’t likely to care even if they have the information on it. I’m in Nairobi and don’t have many contacts out at the coast. pole sana.

by Christena Dowsett | 05 Jun 2013 17:06 | Dallas, Texas, United States | | Report spam→
Asante sana, Christena

by Palo Markovič | 05 Jun 2013 17:06 | Kwale, Kenya | | Report spam→
Sorry,am in Nairobi and christena Dowsett is right but i have someone contacts at the coast,sometimes he is in Lamu and mombasa and he can assist.0723 275039,his name is Ali,just tell him its Sammy from Rebecca adams(becky) or SIHG.

by samuel | 06 Jun 2013 00:06 | kitengela, Kenya | | Report spam→
Sometimes pursuing things can cause more problems than just letting them go.

by Barry Milyovsky | 06 Jun 2013 15:06 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Like beautiful women, eh, Barry?

by Neal Jackson | 11 Jun 2013 23:06 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
Thank you Sammy, I’ve contacted Ali already.

I have also been advised to visit black magic spell caster and pray to make the stolen things burn… I’m taking your advise in this case, Barry.

by Palo Markovič | 12 Jun 2013 11:06 | Kwale, Kenya | | Report spam→
Hope he will be helpful.i don’t believe in black magic but if you feel like going for it then go on.All the best

by samuel | 13 Jun 2013 14:06 | kitengela, Kenya | | Report spam→

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Participants

Palo Markovič, Palo Markovič
Bratislava , Slovakia
Neal Jackson, Neal Jackson
(Flaneur, Savant and Scapegrace)
Washington, Dc , United States ( IAD )
Pierre Claquin, Doctor / Photographer Pierre Claquin
Doctor / Photographer
(Lal bandor)
Dhaka , Bangladesh
Christena Dowsett, Photojournalist Christena Dowsett
Photojournalist
Nairobi , Kenya
samuel, supervisor samuel
supervisor
(www.facebook.com/sammy.kakai3)
Kitengela , Kenya
Barry Milyovsky, totally unprofessional Barry Milyovsky
totally unprofessional
(emperor of ice cream )
New York , United States


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