I’ve Been Robbed

Yesterday, we went out hunting. I fought a headache all day long. We got home about 6 PM, parked the van in the driveway, stumbled inside, and went to bed.

Apparently while Diane and I tried hard to knit the ravelled sleeve of care, other folks were busy. They ripped off various and sundry things that we somehow hadn’t had the gumption to remove from the van. My vest, with prescriptions and checkbook. A pair of pants with my PDA and full set of keys. My Fuji S2 Pro digital SLR, three lenses, flashes, and other photo accessories. A Marshall Stealth II telemetry receiver. We’re still trying to figure out what exactly they made off with.

Fortunately, they didn’t steal the van itself. We had left Rusty and Shelby in there, too. The birds are safe now.

The police say I need to close my checking account, call in a locksmith, and find as many serial numbers on gear as I can. My insurance company says I’m covered… for depreciated value on everything over 1 year old, and a $500 deductible. This, I can tell you, is no fun at all.

Update: This would be a longshot, but longshots are about all that burglary victims have in retrieving their stuff. I am going to list serial numbers of the camera gear here. If anyone happens to run across one of these, please drop me a note.

  • Fujifilm S2 Pro DSLR camera, SN 23A03478. The cover of the topdeck LCD is cracked.
  • Nikon Nikkor EDIF AFS VR 70-200mm f/2.8 G lens, SN 217315
  • Promaster AF 12-24mm f/4 lens, SN 7116783
  • Nikon Nikkor AF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 D lens, SN 508516
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Wesley R. Elsberry

Falconer. Interdisciplinary researcher: biology and computer science. Photographer. Husband. Christian. Activist.