Moriarty The string of attacks against Bay Area TV crews continues. On Tuesday, a KTVU crew was attacked and robbed of camera equipment after doing a live shot in Hayward. The Chronicle reports that Channel 2 reporter Tara Moriarty and camera operator Keith Crook were reporting from World’s Fare Donuts at 20800 Hesperian Boulevard west of Interstate 880. The restaurant is the home of many lottery winners, and the two had been doing live shots earlier in the morning about
San Francisco police are seeking two robbers who pepper-sprayed a Univision Channel 14 news crew and stole their camera in the Mission District on Monday. The robbery was reported at about 6:25 p.m. in the 1100 block of Valencia. The crew, which consisted of four men between the ages of 28 and 61, was breaking down their equipment after filming in the area when two male suspects believed to be in their late teens ran up from behind and pepper-sprayed
The Bay Area News Group reports that two men have been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery of a KRON 4 news crew Friday night in San Francisco. Police said the KRON 4 crew was at Third Street and La Salle Avenue in San Francisco’s Bayview district when the robbery was reported around 7:58 p.m. A short time later, a person with a gunshot wound arrived at San Francisco General Hospital. On the station’s 11 p.m. newscast, KRON 4
Oakland police say a KGO-TV crew was robbed of camera equipment at gunpoint in broad daylight even while accompanied by a security guard. According to KPIX-TV, police said that three men accosted the KGO-TV crew around 2:30 p.m. Friday (Aug. 2) 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,
KPIX CBS5 photographer Patrick Sedillo was attacked Tuesday in San Francisco while covering a protest of the fatal police shooting of Kenneth Harding. While Sedillo was recording an interview reporter Elizabeth Cook was doing of a protester at 16th and Mission streets, another protester grabbed the camera and tried to run away with it. Police helped get the camera back and arrested the woman who stole it. Neither Sedillo or Cook were injured.