Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2018/12/28

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Subject: [Leica] Stolen SL system, in Iceland
From: tmanley at (Tina Manley)
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 08:55:14 -0500
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Ken -

Be sure to report the loss to Leica.  There are several databases for
serial numbers of stolen Leicas:

I hope the equipment is insured!!

Good luck and try to enjoy the rest of your trip!


On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 12:10 PM Ken Iisaka <ken at> wrote:

> Well, that was fast.
> It was just a month ago that I got a Leica for the first time in my hands
> in years, after losing everything and more in a divorce.
> I was visiting Sk?gafoss waterfalls in Iceland today. After returning to
> the car, putting the camera in the bag in the back seat, we were approached
> by a young woman perhaps 25-30 years old, with long wavy brown hair, with
> light brown skin, who spoke with a thick non-Slavic Eastern European
> accent, from the passenger side.
> She appeared to be pointing out to something about our rental car. I got
> out of the car to look at what she was trying to say, sounding like she was
> saying that there was something wrong with the car and it was dangerous.
> The one minute interaction with her created an opportunity for her
> accomplice to take the bag from the back seat, even with my girlfriend in
> the car.
> I did not notice the loss until our next stop a half an hour later, but
> lost in the black Billingham Hadley Pro bag were:
> SL 4964347
> Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90 4527732
> Summilux-SL 50 4642333
> Of course, the worst loss was the images I had taken today. The waterfalls
> were tremendous, and the images are lost.
> Compared to the losses I suffered to my ex and her attorney, the financial
> value is nothing. However, this was quite a shock to experience this in
> Iceland of all places. Clearly, the woman was not local, and probably works
> the tourist spots in the area. When I went to the police station to report
> the crime, I was told that there had been a series of car break-ins and
> thefts during this Christmas holiday season.
> Beware, all.
> --
> Ken Iisaka
> first name at last name dot org or com
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Tina Manley

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