News Team Covering Armed Robberies in Chicago Robbed at Gunpoint

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While covering a recent spate of armed robberies in the Windy City on Monday morning, a Univision news crew in Chicago was reportedly seized at gunpoint and robbed.

Three guys wearing ski masks got out of two automobiles at around 5:00 in the morning as a reporter and photographer were filming in the 1200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue in West Town, according to Univision and Chicago police.

According to Raza Siddiqui, president of NABET-CWA Local 41, the suspects took the photographer’s backpack, two bags containing film equipment, and a camera.

The men then walked up to the TV crew on camera while flashing weapons. They searched the employees’ SUV after demanding the workers hand over their cash.

The crime did not result in any injuries to the news crew.

The journalists were covering a number of armed robberies in Chicago at the time.

One of the cases was a woman whose car was stolen, and it happened on the same street where the crew had been robbed.

This is the second time this month that a Chicago television news team has been robbed.

On August 5, while covering a press conference in the 200 block of West 5th Avenue, an ABC 7 photographer was attacked and robbed.

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