Sadly today we fell victim to equipment theft on the streets of London. A Leica Total Station was snatched from the hands of our surveyor as he was taking it back to the van. The thieves got away with £15K worth of equipment and it is now for the police to follow up. All parties need to come together to address this growing problem, the police to investigate / the manufacturers to put trackers on current equipment / insurers to put pressure on the manufacturers. The added cost of employing security guards when working in high risk areas will only add to the cost of a job, and who is to know the high risk areas? This happened in broad day light with several witnesses nearby, yet this didn’t deter the thieves, dragging the surveyor into the street.