OAKLAND (CBS/AP) — Oakland police say a television news crew was robbed of camera equipment at gunpoint in broad daylight even while accompanied by a security guard.
Officials say three men accosted the KGO-TV crew around 2:30 p.m. Friday in West Oakland. At least one had a gun.READ MORE: PG&E Arraigned On Criminal Charges In Connection With 2019 Kincade Fire In Sonoma County
Police say the suspects ordered the journalists onto ground before fleeing with camera gear. The crew wasn’t hurt.
The incident is the latest robbery targeting media in Oakland.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Case: Bay Area Lawmakers React To Guilty Verdicts In George Floyd Killing
In November, a KPIX news cameraman was punched and robbed during a live broadcast outside a high school. The incident prompted the station to hire security guards to accompany its crews when they cover news in Oakland.
In July, Bay Area News Group reporters and photographers were robbed of camera equipment while working in Oakland.MORE NEWS: 2nd Suspect Jailed In San Mateo Murder Of Rap Artist Cutty Banks; Believed To Be Mistaken ID Retaliation
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