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Bay Area TV news crew robbed of camera gear

OAKLAND — 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.

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.

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.


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