Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Robbed in Starbucks

Just had my bag stolen from Starbucks here in Thessaloniki. Inside was my camera, lens, video camera and a passport. Close to 1000 euros worth of stuff nicked from under my eyes. I was going to visit the farmers' roadblocks and take some more pictures, guess that won't be happening soon.

Neither I nor the people around saw anything strange or untoward. Just disappeared from next to my feet while I was busy doing a translation on laptop.

The worse thing is that I don't know if I'll be able to replace all this stuff. It's certainly not equipment I can afford to buy now, and I'm not sure when I'll have that kind of money. It represents a lot of hardwork and sacrifice which cannot be clawed back easily.

I've just spent the last couple of hours going from police station to consulate to report the loss of the passport but they said that I should check out all the rubbish bins in the area just in case the thief dumped it with the passport inside.


CaliforniaKat said...

Oh God, how horrible! It's not just the money; it's the sentimental attachment and the fact you use these as tools. Sorry :( I do hope something turns up.

nmckeand said...

Sorry! This is a terrible loss for you, I know. I will miss your photographs!

klbuley said...

How disappointing! Sending wishes your way of recovery of your items!

deviousdiva said...

So sorry, TD. Horrible. Will do what I can.

cupcakes.gr said...

I feel for you, man. Wish I could make it all un-happen.

Alex (not Liz) from the Cupcake Café in Nafplio (http://www.cupcakes.gr)