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Real estate photographer robbed of camera gears

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A Bay Area real estate photographer had around $7,000 in camera equipment stolen from his vehicle while he was driving Friday evening in San Francisco.

The brazen incident was all captured on video, thanks to a San Francisco man named Alex, who asked we don't use his last name, who was behind the wheel of a Tesla Model 3 that recorded it all.
The victim, Ben, and his wife had just finished working at a property in San Francisco and were headed onto the Bay Bridge around 4:30 p.m. to capture the sunset behind the city from Treasure Island.

That's when a black Honda Civic pulled alongside Ben and his wife. In seconds, an unidentified man smashes the back window of his vehicle, quickly grabbing a dark-colored bag before jumping back into the Honda Civic and getting away.

Inside the dark-colored bag was a camera, drone, camera lens, video gear, camera flash, and some other accessories.

Knowing that his car had captured the robbery on video, Alex pulled over and exchanged contact information with the victims.

The driver of the Model 3 took to Twitter to share news of the robbery.

Ben (Behnam) Barghabany and Mahsa Tighi from Walnut Creek, CA, are beneficiaries.  We are willing to buy our stolen gears (Camera, Lens, Drone, Video equipment, Filters, Memory cards, Batteries and Light equipment) to get back in business. 
Thank you so much for all your supports.


  • Anonymous
    • $27 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs
  • Guadalupe Mora
    • $5 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $15 
    • 3 yrs
  • brian Kennedy
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Behnam Barghabany
Walnut Creek, CA
Mahsa Tighi

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