This video reportedly shows a group of seemingly random and disconnected individuals surrounding a photographer carrying an expensive camera and large lens. As shown, the man is separated from his lens by these thieves.
But watch again. Hit the space bar or click pause to watch the various maneuvers taking place. They’re all calculated, choreographed even. Note the distractions. See how one removes the lens, hands it to another who then hands it off again. Someone pokes at the man from behind to divert his attention away from the ones who actually took the lens.