Thieves have been filmed stealing more than $7,000’s worth of camera equipment by smashing a rear windscreen, grabbing a bag, and jumping back into a car before driving away at speed.
Real estate photographers Ben and Masha Barghabany of Home Shots were in slow-moving traffic in San Francisco when the theft took place. The entire incident was caught by the camera of a Tesla which happened to be behind the couple, showing the surprising speed at which the attack took place.
According to reports, the photographers had just finished shooting at a property in Dolores Park. Masha Barghabany later said that she had noticed the dark Honda Accord following them shortly after they had set off from the shoot.
As the car sped away, the couple jumped out of the car and immediately called 911. The Tesla driver, Alex, stopped to let them know that his camera had recorded the incident, and later spoke to abc7 News.
Speaking to Petapixel, Ben Barghabany says that he lost “a Nikon Z6, Nikon 14-30mm, DJI Mavic Air 2, DJI Ronin SC, Flashpoint speedlight, filters, memory cards, and some other small stuff,” amounting to a total of around $7,000. Assuming that the photographers have insurance, their equipment should be covered.