A victim of armed robbery calls for anti-theft measures in cameras

A victim of armed robbery calls for anti-theft measures in cameras
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A San Francisco-based photographer is calling for camera and lens manufacturers to build anti-theft security features into their products. Louis Chan has started a petition on change.org, which has so far gathered 3,200 signatures, following an armed robbery he was the victim of. 

In September 2021 Chan was followed home after a photoshoot and robbed at gunpoint on his driveway. The armed robbers used a window breaker to smash the back windscreen while Louis was still sitting in the car, then escaped with his camera gear. The robbery was all caught on camera but the thieves were never caught. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.