Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Thieves in Oakland target both KGO van and the car of news crew's guard

Thieves broke into another news van in Oakland today, but this time a reporter chased them, the Chronicle reports. The break-in happened shortly before noon when a KGO-TV news crew was interviewing the owner of Loakal, an art gallery and boutique at 2nd and Clay streets at Jack London Square.

While the crew was inside the store, thieves broke windows of the news van and a Chevrolet Cobalt belonging to a guard KGO hired. No cameras or expensive gear was taken, just personal items including an iPhone.

Reporter Nick Smith chased the thieves, who jumped into a green Jaguar. No arrests have been made.

This is the latest in a series of robberies and break-ins targeting the media in Oakland. News stations have begun to hire guards to accompany crews while covering stories in Oakland.

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