Oakland Police posted photos of suspects needed in an tried theft of the information crew – CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Investigators on Wednesday released a surveillance video of a brazen robbery of a news team in daylight and asked the public for help in identifying the two suspects.

Oakland Police said that at 3:05 p.m. on June 28, two men armed with firearms approached a news team filming on the 100 block on 14th Street and demanded their camera at gunpoint.

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The robbery was interrupted by an armed security guard from the intelligence team. Both suspects fled east toward Clay Street without a camera.

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(Oakland Police Department)

“This is a brazen attempted armed robbery that took place in our busy downtown area that afternoon,” a press release said. “We encourage our community to provide any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of those responsible for this crime.”

The investigators described one of the suspects as an African-American man, in his late teens to early 20s, six feet tall, who wore a red “Nike” hooded sweatshirt, black pants and white and black shoes. He was armed with a black pistol at the time of the attempted robbery.

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The second suspect was described as an African American male between his late teens and early 20s, 6 feet tall and dressed in all dark clothes. He was also armed with a black pistol at the time of the attempted robbery.

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