So You’ve Stolen a Reporter’s Camera; Now What?

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Over the past year, news crews from every Bay Area television station and many newspaper photographers have been robbed of at least one camera while reporting in Oakland. It’s not just scary for the journalists trying to cover news, it’s baffling to those investigating the crimes, because none of the gear has turned up on the black market. An Oakland police spokeswoman “said the cameras were most likely being used for music videos, independent films or pornographic films. She said it was also possible they were being shipped overseas.”