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$332K in camera equipment stolen from S. Salt Lake business

By Stephanie Grimes | Posted - Apr 25th, 2013 @ 12:52pm

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SOUTH SALT LAKE — Police are looking for two people who burglarized a South Salt Lake business last month, stealing $332,000 in high-end camera equipment.

Two people arrived at Ron Hill Imagery, located at 2994 S. Richards Street, at 5:45 a.m. on March 12. They pried open the door with a crowbar and used a long 2-by-4 to break the exterior lighting and disable a security camera, according to police.

The burglars ripped the doors from a cabinet of high-end commercial movie cameras and lenses and used suitcases and trash cans to haul the equipment to a small, dark minivan outside.

"Apparently (the stolen cameras) are state of the art because they're extremely expensive," detective Gary Keller said, noting that one camera alone was valued at $45,000. "We were quite shocked when we saw the value of the equipment stolen. This was not a basic smash-and-grab."

Keller said the duo moved "very quickly. It was a very fast-moving event."

Keller said the duo moved "very quickly. It was a very fast-moving event."

Investigators cannot tell from the surveillance video if the alleged burglars are male or female.

Police said the burglars wore gloves, beanies and masks, and used headlamps in the business.

Anyone with information on the crime can contact police at 801-840-4000.

Contributing: Pat Reavy


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