The Chronicle reports that another member of the media has been robbed at gunpoint in Oakland today (Feb. 18).
- Veteran Bay Area News Group photojournalist D. Ross Cameron had finished taking pictures of a lead-abatement project at a home near the corner of 29th and West streets in West Oakland when he was accosted by two men about 11:30 a.m.
- The men stole two cameras and a lens from him at gunpoint before jumping into a car, described as a Lexus or Jaguar.
- “I’m OK,” Cameron said as he sat in the front seat of an Oakland police SUV giving a statement to Officer Michael Morse. “I’m angry — and embarrassed.”
- Cameron has been an East Bay photojournalist for 24 years.
The robbery is the latest incident in which a journalist has been robbed or attacked in Oakland, including one incident in 2012 where a KPIX camera was taken during a live shot. In response, TV stations have hired security guards to escort news crews.