Just back from vacation in London. Complete disaster. Backpack containing D700/mb-d10 (SNo. 2126484)with 24-120mm , 17-35 sigma, 70-300 sigma, passport, airline ticket, all just siphoned away by scumbags operating in the busy Cambden Town area of London, near to London Zoo. Sitting in a restaurant early evening, fell for the "have you got a light ?.." distraction while the partner scumbag siphons the bag from under the table on the other side. Devastated. Holiday ruined. Lots of hassle getting new passport etc. And the worst thing about it ? London Police absolutely useless. Not interested. Not a serious enough event to warrent their serious attention. After waiting three and half hours for a cop to show up, they call to say they are too busy to attend and do I want to make a telephone report ? The restaurant, CCTV overlooking the entire scene, captured the whole thing and confirmed to me days later by staff that the footage showed the whole thing, but the boss is not there at the moment. This information goes to the police, but days later the police say " the owner of the restaurant has not cooperated, and we cannot do anything about it" . But this is evidence to a crime, and a gang obviously operating in the area, preying on tourists, which you may catch....... "yes Sir, but if he doesn't hand the footage to us voluntarily, we cannot do anything..." Incredible. Honestly, if I had hair I'd be pulling it out in anger and frustration. Incompetent police, and a restaurant owner who as far as I'm concerned is no better than the thieves. Had to bite the bullet, and went and bought another D700, with the 24-85 f/2.8 and the sigma 70-300mm for 2500 pounds. My logic being that at least I can recover some of my holiday and go and retake some of my photos, and worry about the money later. Any similar experiences anyone ?