Armed bandits rob Brazilian TV station's vehicle

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  • August 11, 2010

By Maira Magro

A driver, a security guard and a technician from TV Brasil were assaulted by a group of 10 armed robbers on Tuesday, Aug. 10, in the Tijuca National Park in Rio de Janeiro, reported O Globo. The victims were in the park repairing a broadcast antenna.

During their return to the city, they were intercepted by 10 men with rifles and pistols who ordered them to get out of the vehicle. The group of assailants fled in the car, which had the television station's logo on the side. No one was injured.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.