News reporter robbed at gunpoint while reporting on live television (video)By Mason White 9:56 AM March 12, 2015
|The thieves behind the reporter|
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A television news reporter in South Africa, was robbed at gunpoint while he was reporting live.
Vuyo Mvoko of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) was mugged during a live broadcast at the Milpark hospital in Johannesburg, Gauteng.
The two thugs can be seen in view of the cameras demanding a cellphone from the reporter.
The two have no masks, and their faces were clearly seen on television, which will make it easier for police to identify them.
Mvoko said that the thugs asked for his phone, and when he refused to hand it over, one of the men pulled out a gun.
The armed robbers then took his phone and the phones of other crew members as well as their computer.
Luckily, no one was hurt during the incident. The reporter and his crew were able to flag down police officers.
They filed a report, and officers drove around the area, but did not find the thieves.
Gauteng police commissioner Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba said that police would do everything possible to ensure that the suspects are brought to justice.