Nikon Europe has today informed us that 18 cartons with 108 D70s (including 18-70 DX lenses) were stolen at Schiphol Airport in The Netherlands. Nikon is asking for your help in tracing these stolen cameras and has provided a list of serial numbers as well as important information relating to the packaging of these particular digital SLR kits.

Press Release:

Nikon Europe Warns Customers of Stolen D70 digital SLR Kits

A number of Nikon D70 digital SLR camera kits destined for Spain have been stolen from Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on July 17, 2004.

The kits comprised of a D70 body with AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70G lens, battery, charger and English and Spanish language User manuals. Importantly they also carry a Warranty Card carrying the following address of Nikon’s Spanish distributor Finicon S.A.

Finicon S.A.
C/ Ciencias, 81 Nave-8
Poligono Pedrosa
08908 L'Hospitalet de LLobregat
Barcelona
Spain

A spokesman said: “Nikon would like to take the opportunity to warn the trade and customers to be wary about unrealistically low prices being offered for D70 bodies, 18-70mm lenses, batteries or chargers without retail packaging or valid warranty cards or manuals. Should anyone become aware of these products being made available, they are advised to contact their national Nikon office.”

The serial numbers are engraved into the camera body base. They are as follows:

4100064 4100100 4100112 4100118 4100160 4100244 4100274 4100316 4100580
4100065 4100101 4100113 4100119 4100161 4100245 4100275 4100317 4100581
4100066 4100102 4100114 4100120 4100162 4100246 4100276 4100318 4100582
4100067 4100103 4100115 4100121 4100163 4100247 4100277 4100319 4100583
4100068 4100104 4100116 4100122 4100164 4100248 4100278 4100320 4100584
4100069 4100105 4100117 4100123 4100165 4100249 4100279 4100321 4100585
4100676 4100754 4100844 4101108 4101132 4101144 4101162 4101180 4101198
4100677 4100755 4100845 4101109 4101133 4101145 4101163 4101181 4101199
4100678 4100756 4100846 4101110 4101134 4101146 4101164 4101182 4101200
4100679 4100757 4100847 4101111 4101135 4101147 4101165 4101183 4101201
4100680 4100758 4100848 4101112 4101136 4101148 4101166 4101184 4101202
4100681 4100759 4100849 4101113 4101137 4101149 4101167 4101185 4101203