- Burglars cost photographer livelihood
- May 16, 2012 | 0 Responses
A professional photographer has described his devastation at having his equipment stolen in a burglary.
Robert Shand told the Leicester Mercury how thieves have left him without the ability to continue his job, as he does not have camera insurance to cover the cost of new equipment.
The 21-year-old is now trying to raise at least £1,500 in order to replace his photography tools and missing laptop.
"I have some weddings coming up in the next few months and I don't want to let people down," he stated.
Mr Shand was burgled while he and his fiancee Chloe Seville were asleep, with the couple's wedding rings also taken.
Two Nikon cameras worth £1,000 each were stolen from the property, along with six Tokina and Tamron lenses that cost between £500 and £2,000.
The news comes after London24 reported that police are appealing for help catching a thief who stole a rare camera worth £130,000 from a film crew in East Ham.