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$5000 shopping spree offered after lenses and rare camera stolen from Calgary store

Last Updated Dec 16, 2017 at 4:59 pm MST

A Leica MP Safari Edition #09008593 camera was stolen from The Camera Store in Calgary. Owners say there are only a handful of the rare item available in the country. (leica-camera.com)

A $5,000 shopping spree is up for grabs after someone stole roughly $35,000 worth of camera equipment from a downtown shop. The Camera Store said someone smashed through the glass to break into the store on 11 Avenue S.W. at about 4 a.m. on Saturday.

Partner Julian Ferreira said a selection of high-end, specialty cameras and lenses were stolen, including a rare collectors item worth $13,000.

“Out of a showcase of about $100,000 worth of gear, they took one specific camera,” said Ferreira. “It’s [the Leica MP Safari Edition], it’s a green camera, normally Leica’s are black, or silver and this one was green with a silver lens, so very much a collectible piece.”

Along with the Leica, one Hasselblad camera body and three Hasselblad lens’ were also stolen.

“All these pieces will stand out insanely,” said Ferreria. “Even if you’re into photography and you know a lot about gear, or you don’t, the pieces are very striking and they are pretty unique.”

The store is offering the reward to anyone who has information that leads to a conviction.

Calgary Police are investigating.