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Reality Show Camera Crew Robbed at Gunpoint in Oakland

The robbers took cameras, lenses, a cellphone, a laptop and more

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    Reality Show Camera Crew Robbed at Gunpoint in Oakland
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    Four members of a reality show camera crew were robbed in Oakland by thieves who put guns to their heads and took $50,000 in equipment.

    The head of the crew, 37-year-old Chris Burns, told the East Bay Times Wednesday that he and three women were filming the show "This is Summer" for AwesomenessTV that follows 17-year-olds growing up in the Bay Area.

    They were wrapping up next to a pizza place late Monday night when two men put guns to their heads and said they would be hurt if they did not cooperate. The robbers took cameras, lenses, a cellphone, a laptop and more.

    Oakland police have offered a $15,000 reward for information that might lead them to the suspects.

    AwesomenessTV is a venture run by Dreamworks Animation that produces shows for a YouTube channel and television.

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