While covering robberies, a TV news team in Chicago was held up and robbed at gunpoint

While covering robberies, a TV news team in Chicago was held up and robbed at gunpoint

This week in Chicago, a television news team was held up at gunpoint while covering a wave of robberies that occurred around the city recently.

A reporter and cameraman for Spanish-language station Univision Chicago were reporting from Chicago’s west side early Monday morning when they were accosted at gunpoint by three armed men wearing ski masks.

The men allegedly demanded money and stole some personal belongings before they fled the scene, police told local media outlets.

No injuries were reported and no one is in custody, police investigating the robbery said.

The Washington Post noted in its coverage of Monday’s incident that recent crime statistics in Chicago show a drop in the number of homicides and shootings, but a spike in robberies and carjackings.

Earlier this month, a photographer for Chicago-based WLS-TV was assaulted and robbed while preparing to cover a weekday afternoon news conference on the city’s west side.

Source: thehill.com

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