TV Crew From Univision Chicago Robbed At Gunpoint While Covering Increase In Robberies, Reports Say

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A TV crew from Univision Chicago fell victim to an armed robbery while reporting on a rise in robberies in the West Town neighborhood, according to Insider

The crew, consisting of a 28-year-old man and a 42-year-old man, was outside gathering footage for the morning newscast when they were approached by a black SUV and a gray sedan at around 4:53 a.m. Three individuals wearing ski masks and armed with firearms emerged from the vehicles and robbed the crew of their belongings before fleeing the scene. 

The stolen items included a news camera and two bags containing equipment and personal items. Thankfully, no injuries were reported. 

The names of the crew members have been withheld for privacy reasons. Luis Godinez, vice president of news at Univision Chicago, expressed gratitude that the crew was safe. The stolen footage, unfortunately, prevented the crew’s intended story on the increase in local robberies from airing, but the incident was mentioned during the station’s 5 p.m. news segment.

“We don’t want to make the story about us because there were other robberies that occurred within that same period,”

Godinez told the Tribune.

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