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Thieves Targeting Camera Gear at Pan Am Games Venues

It appears camera gear continues to be a target for thieves. The Pan Am games opened this past weekend in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and there have already been 4 reports of stolen gear.

If you’re out shooting any of the events around Ontario, take extra care with your gear.

From CP24:

Police services from across the GTA are investigating a spate of thefts of expensive camera equipment from professional photographers here to document the 2015 Pan Am Games.

Since the Games began on July 10, photographers have had cameras or lenses go missing in four separate instances, according to a memo sent out to media outlets on Monday.

Towards the end of the Games’ opening ceremony on Friday, photographer Gary Hershorn was sitting in an aisle seat in section 117 of the Rogers Centre, a designated photo position, packing up his things.

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