Bay Area camera crews robbed during live shots

Jul 2, 2015 1:13 PM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Crews from two San Francisco Bay Area television stations were robbed at gunpoint and a cameraman pistol whipped during live broadcasts.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the robbery and assault occurred about 6 a.m. Thursday along the city's waterfront in an area popular with tourists. Several camera crews were broadcasting live reports for local morning shows about a killing that occurred nearby Wednesday night. The cameraman was examined on the scene and not hospitalized.

The robber drove away in a black BMW with two cameras and two tripods from stations KTVU and KNTV. Two other camera crews on the scene weren't robbed.

Television and newspaper crews have been robbed in the San Francisco Bay Area several times in recent years. Many crews travel with armed guards when reporting in high-crime areas.

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