OAKLAND -- A Bay Area News Group photographer was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday while on an assignment in West Oakland.
The photographer was held up about 11:25 a.m. near 29th and West streets, according to police.
The suspects fled the scene in a car. No injuries were reported.
Veteran photographer Ross Cameron was leaving his assignment when two men with guns ran up to him and robbed him of his two cameras and two lenses.
In recent years, several news photographers and television camera crews have been robbed of their equipment in Oakland. Another BANG photographer was robbed twice at gunpoint. Some TV stations now send armed guards with media crews covering stories in Oakland.
Police are offering up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 510-238-3326 or Crime Stoppers of Oakland at 510-777-8572.