Two television news crews robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco

Two television news crews were robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco, Thursday, July 1, 2015 and police have released a photo of the alleged suspect. (KGO-TV)

San Francisco police are investigating an armed robbery involving two television news crews Friday morning in San Francisco.

The news crews were among several stations covering the deadly shooting of a woman at Pier 14.



Shortly after 6 a.m., an armed man approached a KNTV photographer, pistol-whipped him and threw him to the ground.

When a photographer from KTVU tried to intervene, the robber took both of their cameras at gunpoint.

The suspect then jumped into a waiting black BMW 7 series with two men inside, and took off.

The KNTV photographer is expected to recover. No one else was injured.

A magazine clip for a semi-automatic weapon was found on the ground. Police collected the magazine and took witness statements at the scene.


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