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4 to Watch: Thieves Steal $130K Worth of Equipment in Six-Minute Studio Heist

A highly specialized Phantom Flex4K camera was among the equipment stolen in a six-minute heist at a South LA studio


A studio owner is out $130,000 after a six-minute equipment heist that was caught on camera. One highly specialized item is bound to raise suspicions.

It's one of the stories we're featuring today on NBCLA.

Caught on Camera: Thieves Steal $130K in Film Equipment

Thieves struggled with cords and unwieldy film equipment as they took off with about $130,000 worth of items at a South Los Angeles studio. And, judging by the security camera video, the men have little appreciation for the value of the items, including a highly specialized Phantom Flex4K camera that the owner says will raise eyebrows if anyone tries to sell it. Click here to watch the video.

It took two men six minutes to steal the equipment from the South Los Angeles studio. Darsha Philips reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

Woman Found Dead at Home of 'Tarzan' Actor Ron Ely

A woman was found dead Tuesday night at the Santa Barbara County home of "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely. The discovery touched off a search for the suspected killer, who was shot and killed by deputies. We'll have updates on the investigation here

Two people were dead and a deputy-involved shooting took place at the home of "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely in Santa Barbara County. As seen on NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

Man Critically Injured in Crosswalk Hit-and-Run

Jonathan Lopez was just coming home from work, riding two buses to reach his neighborhood, when he was struck by a white van as he crossed the street. Now, he's in critical condition and police are asking for information about the van seen in security camera video.

Jonathan Lopez was coming home from work as a laborer when he was hit by what appears to be a white cargo van with a ladder on its roof. Christine Kim reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

'Moonlight Forest' Tickets Are on Sale Now

The LA Arboretum & Botanic Garden's illuminated wonderland is a holidaytime tradition. Opening Nov. 9, tickets for the enlightening evening of glimmer and glow are on sale as of Wednesday. Here's what to know.

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