A group of men robbed CBS cameraman Greg Welk outside Oakland Tech yesterday afternoon, hit him in the face, and took his camera before fleeing in a car.
“Photographer Greg Welk and reporter Anne Makovec had just finished their noon report on the passage of Prop 30 in front of Oakland Technical High School on the 4300 block of Broadway,” read a copyrighted statement on the KPIX website. “After the live shot, an unknown number of men rushed up, punched Welk and grabbed his camera.”
Oakland Police Department spokesperson Johnna Watson said there were no updates on whether or not the suspects were affiliated with Oakland Tech.
“The incident had nothing to do with Oakland Tech,” said Shawn Raeke, the high school’s assistant principal.
“Welk suffered minor injuries, was treated at a hospital and released, according to Bolden-Monifa,” read the statement. “Makovec was not hurt.”
Pendarvis Harshaw and Mihir Zaveri contributed to this report.