News Crew Robbed of Cameras in Broad Daylight in West Oakland

A KGO-TV news crew was robbed in broad daylight Friday of their camera equipment.
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A security guard Art Michel watches over KPIX camera team Ken Bastida and Zack Heene, Tuesday Nov. 13, 2012 in Oakland. (SFGate)

It’s hard to cover the news when you lose your cameras.
SFGate reported:

A KGO-TV news crew was robbed at gunpoint of camera equipment while accompanied by a security guard in West Oakland in broad daylight, the latest in a spate of holdups in the city targeting the media, authorities said.

The crew and security guard were on the 2700 block of Chestnut Street when they were robbed shortly after 2:30 p.m. Friday by three men, at least one of whom had a gun, police said.

The robbers fled with camera equipment. None of the robbery victims was injured.

A station official did not respond to a request for comment.

Several news media workers have been robbed in Oakland in recent months, many of them in the middle of the day.

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