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TV news crew reporting on robbery gets robbed while filming story

By NICK GARCIA Published Aug 31, 2023 3:48 pm

A television news crew reporting about a string of robberies in Chicago just got robbed while filming the story.

The Associated Press, citing Chicago Tribune, reported that the news crew from Spanish-language station Univision Chicago were at work at 5 a.m. last Monday, Aug. 28, when three masked men held them at gunpoint—and took their equipment and other personal belongings.

The station said it isn't disclosing the names of its employees to protect their privacy.

Univision Chicago's robbery story was supposed to air during the morning newscast, but the footage was in the stolen camera. The story never made it on air.

Police said the three men were in a gray sedan and black SUV, which they used to flee after the robbery.

No injuries were reported and no one is in custody, according to the police.

“They’re okay, and we’re working on it together as a team,” Luis Godinez, vice president of news at Univision Chicago, is quoted as saying.