Pair arrested in robbery of KRON reporter 

Two teenagers have been arrested after a San Francisco television reporter was robbed and his security guard opened fire on the suspects, in the latest of a number of robberies targeting local television news crews and photojournalists.

KRON (Ch. 4) reporter Jeff Bush and the security guard were working on a story Friday in the Bayview district when two armed men demanded Bush’s equipment, the station said in a story on its website.

Bush “immediately surrendered the equipment and took cover,” the station said in the post. The security guard accompanying him fired shots, hitting one of the gunmen, the station reported.

Neither Bush nor the security guard was wounded, KRON said.

Officers later arrested two 19-year-old men from San Francisco and charged them with robbery, weapons and conspiracy offenses, said Sgt. Danielle Newman.

One of the men in the shooting was treated at a hospital, Newman said.

KRON 4 sends security guards with reporters on assignments in high-crime areas after other recent incidents of Bay Area journalists being robbed, said a KRON newsroom employee who did not want to be identified.

Every major television news station in the Bay Area has recently been victimized by robbery, The New York Times reported in March.

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