TV reporter robbed at gunpoint Live on Air
A TV reporter and his crew has been robbed at gunpoint during a live broadcast in Ecuador
A TV reporter and his crew has been robbed at gunpoint during a live broadcast in Ecuador. The incident which happened on February 12 shows a gun-wielding robber outside a football stadium, demanding the reporter and the TV crew to hand their cash over to him. The reporter has been identified as Diego Ordinola.
Diego was reporting from outside the Isidro Romero Carbo Monumental Stadium in Guayaquil—Ecuador's largest city—on February 12, when the incident occurred. Reporter Diego has shared footage of his ordeal online and has gone viral.
In the video, the robber who was wearing a face mask and a cap to help hide his identity, is seen waving a gun in their faces, and can be heard shouting for their phones and cameras. Scared of the threat, one member of the crew handed over his device to the robber.
The man then ran off, while the TV crew followed him and spotted him speeding away from the scene on a motorbike, with one of his accomplices.
The robbery video was shared thousands of times and Diego received several messages of support, both from colleagues and the general public.