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A newspaper photographer on assignment was robbed at gunpoint in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A San Francisco Chronicle photographer was robbed by two cameras on the 1400 block of Fifth Street in West Oakland around 3:30 p.m. Friday, according to the newspaperQuoting an Oakland Police spokesperson. Leaving the photographer injured, several suspects fled the spot in a vehicle.


“Any incident in which someone’s property is robbed at gunpoint is incredibly disturbing,” Chronicle editor-in-chief Emilio García-Ruiz said in a statement published Friday. “We are relieved that our colleagues were not physically injured. We are part of this community, and we will not shy away from providing the news and information it needs.”

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The incident comes as the San Francisco Bay Area is still grappling with the death of an armed security guard who was recently shot and killed while protecting a news party covering loot and loot.

Kevin Nishita, a former police officer who worked as an armed guard for the Star Protection Agency, was shot in the stomach during an attempted robbery. cron-tvCamera equipment near downtown Oakland on November 24. He died a few days later from his injuries.

Still, no arrest has been announced in the case.

The KRON-TV crew was covering a recent robbery where a group of thieves broke into and stole a clothing store – part of organized retail theft in the area. Downgraded shoplifting laws in California only make the theft of goods worth $950 or less a misdemeanor.

Progressive District Attorney Chesa Boudin of San Francisco is facing a second recall attempt after at least two prosecutors have resigned from their officer, citing their lack of commitment to prosecuting violent crime. .

Law enforcement in Los Angeles and elsewhere in California has also blamed the state’s zero bail policy, as criminals arrested in shoplifting incidents are often allowed back on the streets.

Back in March, the California Supreme Court ruled that judges in the state must consider a suspect’s ability to pay when setting bail prices—indeed, allowing original defendants to go free, further legal action. pending, unless they are considered very dangerous, according to the Associated Press.

Another public appeal on Friday by Nishita’s family, who may have recorded the shooting on their cell phones, please come forward and hand that footage over to the Oakland Police Department. A $32,500 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case.

Oakland Police have released a photo taken from surveillance footage showing the suspect was driving – a white 2004-2008 Acura TL with no front license plate. Nishita, who began her career in law enforcement with the Oakland Housing Authority Police Department in 1993, later serving as an officer in San Jose, Colma and Hayward, will be honored at a memorial service next week, wed news informed of.