Surveillance camera catches $70,000 camera thief

The suspect.

THE theft of a high-end digital production camera was recorded on the surveillance camera in the store it was stolen from. The theft occurred on Tuesday, July 31 at a camera rental store in the 1200-block of East Keith Road in North Vancouver.

The lone male, caught on camera, had been in the store for a short time before grabbing the camera off a shelf, allegedly concealing it under his jacket and walking out the door. The stolen Arri Alexa Mini Camera, serial number 20685, including various accessories, has a replacement value of over $70,000.

North Vancouver RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person of interest allegedly responsible for the theft, said North Vancouver RCMP Cpl. Richard De Jong. The theft appears to be targeted with the culprit knowing precisely what he wanted to steal.

If you can identify the person of interest or know the whereabouts of the camera you are asked to contact the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311. Reference police file number 2018-20360.