KTVU Crew Attacked and Robbed

By Kevin Eck 

A KTVU crew was attacked and robbed while reporting on the growing Powerball jackpot in Hayward.

SFGate reports, two men in masks assaulted Tara Moriarty, a reporter for the San Francisco Bay Area FOX owned station, and photographer Keith Crook.

The two men then took a live transmission unit and a microphone.

KTVU reported on its website:

KTVU reporter Tara Moriarty and cameraman Keith Crook had just finished a live shot at World’s Fare Donuts on Hesperian Blvd. around 6:40 a.m. and were walking back to the news truck when two men approached them.

Crook was struck and fell to the ground. The two thieves snatched his camera equipment and fled the scene.

Moriarty and Crook were shaken up, but otherwise uninjured in the incident.

The camera was equipped with a cellphone device and the thieves were tracked traveling northbound on Highway 880, across the Bay Bridge and into San Francisco’s Mission Terrace neighborhood.

Hayward police were investigating the crime. No other details were immediately available.

It was the latest in a series of robberies of television news crews in the Bay Area stemming back more than two years.

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