In about six minutes, two thieves seen clearly in surveillance footage made off with about $130,000 of film equipment from a studio in South LA.
The two men got into the building using a code and then allegedly broke into director and cinematographer Peter Cote’s studio.
"They’re kind of dragging stuff out, leaving cables. Not people who even know what they have," Cote said.
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The most expensive thing taken during the heist was a Phantom Flex4K camera valued at over $100,000.
"It will raise eyebrows for anybody that knows what it is," Cote said. "It'll shoot a thousand frames a second at 4K. Highly specialized camera, not even a whole lot of here in Los Angeles."
Cote also said the thieves used a crowbar of some sort to pry the studio door open at the deadbolt, and then left the crowbar behind.
"I had a lot of stuff in there at the time, more so than normal because I'm in the middle of a shoot," he said.
Cote said he hopes someone recognizes these two men, who apparently weren't aware of the surveillance cameras or the costly camera they swiped.