NAB Host to HDTV Camera Heist

As some of your intrepid Gizmodo editors walked the aisles of last month's National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas, little did we know that there were thieves afoot. Even though there were over 100,000 people there, right under all our noses was a series of big-ticket heists underway.

The take included an Ikegami HDN-X10 disk-based HD camera worth $55,000, a $34,000 Canon high-definition lens and a $50,000 Sony HD camera. The hardest-hit victim was Abel CineTech, which had a $72,000 Panasonic VariCam jacked, along with a $27,000 standard-definition Panasonic camera and a $4000 Panasonic MiniDV camcorder. Next year they'll just have to nail everything down.

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