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article imageThieves rob photojournalist Christopher Morris twice in one day

By Lesley Lanir     Dec 8, 2013 in Crime
Detroit - World famous photojournalist Christopher Morris has been robbed twice in one day whilst in Detroit. The thieves stole $15,000 worth of camera equipment. Ironically, Morris was on assignment for a positive piece on Detroit and the Jeep brand recovery.
World renowned photojournalist Christopher Morris, 55, has won numerous awards for his photography including war work assignments during the Iraq invasion, the Colombian drug war, the Persian Gulf war, and the wars in Afghanistan, Somalia, Yugoslavia and Chechnya.
Last week, Morris was on a photoshoot in Detroit focusing on the Chrysler Jefferson North plant's revival of the Jeep vehicle. While organising a location for a shot, three men smashed the window of his rented Dodge Avenger parked nearby and took photographic gear valued at $15,000, a phone, and photocards consisting of two days of photographic work. Morris was not insured but he managed to track and follow the thieves using an iPhone app 'FindMyiPhone'. He was confronted by a man who showed him proof that he had the equipment; Morris paid him $200 to bring the gear back but the man never returned. The police were informed but could not enter the house because they did not have enough probable cause and, therefore, no warrant to enter the premises.
Deadline Detroit quote Sgt. Michael Woody, a Detroit police spokesman as writing on Facebook: "Our Criminal Investigations Bureau was on scene within an hour of the incident and worked through the night along side our Special Response Team searching for the stolen equipment. They served several warrants and are still out there tracking the equipment."
Morris, a freelance photojournalist, lives in Florida and has been a photographer since the early 80s. Morris has also worked for many years for Time magazine and covered the White House from 2001 to 2009.
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