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TV Reporter Robbed At Gunpoint While Covering I-280 Opening In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- A KRON television reporter covering the reopening of Interstate 280 in San Francisco was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning.

Police say it happened around 5am near 18th and Pennsylvania Streets in the city's Potrero District.


Police said the reporter was sitting in his van when two men opened the door and ordered him to the back before stealing his wallet as well as TV equipment before fleeing.

Police say the two were only described as African-American men, wearing dark clothing. Their faces were covered with bandanas.

The robbery is the latest in a string of robberies targeting members of the news media in the Bay Area and comes two days after another TV reporter was assaulted in Oakland.

Oakland Police were trying to identify a woman who assaulted a KTVU-TV reporter Sunday while she was covering a fatal shooting at an Oakland swap meet. KTVU News Director Lee Rosenthal says reporter Cara Liu is recovering after the woman punched her while she was conducting an interview with someone else.

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