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News photographer robbed at gunpoint in Oakland

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Oakland police Wednesday night were looking for suspects who used guns to rob a Bay Area News Group photographer.

Veteran photographer Ross Cameron was on assignment Tuesday morning at 29th and West streets in West Oakland when two men with guns confronted him, the Oakland Tribune reported.

The robbers got away with two cameras and two lenses. They were seen leaving the area in a car.

Another photographer with the Bay Area New Group, as well as several other television camera crews, have been robbed in Oakland in recent years. Some television stations now send armed guards with reporting crews, according to The Tribune.

The news group owns the Oakland Tribune, the Mercury News in San Jose and other news organizations in the Bay Area.

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