Thousands of pounds worth of Nikon DSLR camera gear has gone missing from a car owned by a policeman in Cambridge, according to a store the officer uses in the city.

Camtech Photographic has appealed for help in tracing the gear which is estimated to be worth around £8,000 and includes Nikon D700 and D300 camera bodies owned by a ‘local police officer’.

The shop?s owner, Malcolm Collins, described him as ?one of our better customers?.

The equipment went missing from the boot of the policeman’s car on Friday 6 January, said Collins, adding: ?The crime reference number is CF0008090112 at Cambridge police and the owner is offering a reward for information.?

Cambridgeshire Police can be contacted on 01480 456111.

Camtech can be contacted on 01954 251 715.

Camtech has supplied a list of the missing gear, as follows:

?Nikon D700 Digital SLR Camera Body Only (serial number: 2494420)

Nikon D300 Body Camera Body Only (8031715)

Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G AF-S VR IF-ED (2598435)

Nikon 70-200mm AF-S Nikon f2.8G ED VR II (20170473)

Nikon 16-85mm f3.5-5.6G VR ED AF-S DX (22181419)

Nikon AF-S 50mm f1.4G

Sigma 105mm f2.8 OS EX DG Macro Lens – Nikon AF

Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM Aspherical (Nikon AF)

4 x Nikon Rechargeable Lithium-Ion EN-EL3E Battery

1 x Nikon, MH-18 Battery Charger

2 x Sandisk 4GB Extreme CompactFlash Card 1 x Sandisk 8GB Extreme CompactFlash Card

1 x Hoya HMC UV Filter 77mm

1 x Cam link UV Filter 67mm

1 x Metz 50 AF-1 Digital Flash

1 x Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom

1 x Hahnel Giga T Pro 2.4GHz Wireless Timer Remote Nikon

1 x Jessops Ball & Socket Head BH-20

1 x Lowepro Nova 200 AW (Black)?