This is a London pub (The George Pub on Queen Street) and the theft occurred in October, but the theft could occur anywhere. Unless you are holding on to your camera (or camera bag, in this instance), someone can easily take off with it, as this video shows. The thief walks in at about 0:18, scouts around, identifies a target, makes sure everyone is occupied, picks up the bag at 1:15, then heads out of the bar with the camera bag containing a Canon 5D Mk II, 24-70 f/2.8, 50mm f/1.2, 16-35 f/2.8 and a Dell Mini 9 laptop.
It’s almost worth putting a tracker in a camera bag and letting a thief pick it up. Why doesn’t the Police do these things? And if we can wipe out or lock a phone remotely, why can’t we do the same with a camera and electronic lenses?