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Another crime against journos in Oakland; even their security guard is hit

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

It’s no secret that robbery and theft of journalists working in Oakland has become common enough that several TV stations routinely dispatch a security guard when assigning news crews there. Yesterday, however, a new turn in an ongoing challenge: Thieves not only broke the windows of an ABC 7 (KGO)  news van while reporter Nick Smith and a photographer were on a story at Jack London Square—they also broke into the team security guard’s car parked across the street. Taken: a cell phone and other personal items. Smith chased the thieves, who got away in a green Jaquar. Chronicle

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