Leica Safari MP Recovered Just Before Christmas

  By Evelyn Drake

We are pleased to report that our rare Leica Safari MP camera was recovered and returned to The Camera Store. The Hasselblad equipment that was also stolen, was returned earlier this week giving us a 100% recovery. 

On Saturday, Dec. 16th, The Camera Store was robbed of nearly $35,000 of specialty camera equipment, Constable Tony Hogendorp and Constable Paul Teworte from Calgary Police Service have recovered our stolen Hasselblad equipment. Two suspects were taken into custody outside a Calgary mall Monday afternoon, after meeting an officer who answered a Kijiji listing. 

The Calgary Police Service executed a search warrant and were able to recover the stolen Leica. 

Once convictions are made, we will contact the person who was first to provide the information to CPS that allowed them to take action quickly, to collect their $5000 shopping spree reward.

We want to extend another huge thank you to the Calgary Police Service, and to everyone who shared, tweeted, and encouraged us through this. The feeling of community and support has been incredible, and we appreciate it. Merry Christmas! 


Evelyn Drake has been in the camera business since 2004. She has been involved in every aspect of The Camera Store's operations with a focus on marketing and event-based initiatives. She also hosts our YouTube channel The Camera Store TV.