ESTA Fraud and Theft Prevention

Missing Equipment Detail

Report # : 11080
Published on : Thursday, 27 December 2018
Date of Loss : December 12, 2018
Location : Novato, California, United States
Incident Type : Theft from production/personal vehicle

  Category Mfr/brand Missing Items Model/Item Serial Number Unique Identifier  
  Cameras (Motion), Lenses, Support, Accessories, Monitors
Mfr/brand: SONY
Model/Item: XDCA-FS7
Serial Number: S01-00135693-7
Unique Identifier:
XDCA-FS7 S01-00135693-7

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  Category Mfr/brand Model/Item Serial Number Unique Identifier  
  Cameras (Motion), Lenses, Support, Accessories, Monitors
Mfr/brand: Sony
Model: PXW-FS7
Serial Number: S01-0023257-5
Unique Identifier: HISCOX DNA Dots, camera i blue portages-Brae case
PXW-FS7 S01-0023257-5 HISCOX DNA Dots, camera i blue portages-Brae case

Estimated Total Value of Loss : $25,000.00

Details of the incident : Our VW Jetta station wagon with tinted windows was parked on a dead-end cul-de-sac (Sotelo Way) in Novato, CA. Our first mistake was to leave our gear in the car while we accompanied a friend and his two children to a bicycle park a few miles away for less than an hour. It happened at dusk, sometime between 4:10 and 5:05 PM. All our gear was covered with a blanket but when we returned, most of our gear, except for a tripod, a green screen and a case with LED light, had been taken, as well as a box full of Christmas presents for our friends and relatives. It was like the Grinch had ripped off Santa's sleigh. It was a very nauseating feeling and a sleepless next few nights. Over $25K of our gear was stolen and we then learned that our Hiscox insurance policy only covered us "off premises" for $10K. This was an additional kick in the stomach as we thought we'd been covered for more. Certainly a cautionary tale for all video production people. The worst nightmare for video people is that your equipment would be stolen the night before a shoot and that nightmare unfortunately came true. Non-serialized items also stollen include Cool rig, Shotgun mic, Sennheiser EK100 wireless mic system, Rigid Industries Series 6 LED panels and LTM pepper 350.

Important Contacts

Rental Company : Crystal Pyramid Produtions
Rental Company Contact : Patricia Mooney
Rental Company Contact Phone : 6196443000
Rental Company Contact Email :

Police Contact : Officer Joe Eastham
Police Contact Phone : 415-897-4361
Police Contact Email :
Police Report : Case#NP18-5523

Insurance Company : Hiscox
Insurance Company Contact : Khira Hobbs
Insurance Company Contact Phone : 6782522413 ext 622413
Insurance Company Contact Email :