Gun-waving robber holds up TV reporter, crew while filming in Ecuador

Gun-waving robber holds up TV reporter, crew while filming in Ecuador


A TV reporter and his crew were robbed while filming in Ecuador — with their footage capturing the shocking moment the armed robber pointed a handgun straight at them.

Soccer reporter Diego Ordinola shared video of the brazen gun-waving crook pouncing Friday afternoon as the DirecTV Sports crew filmed outside the Estadio Monumental stadium in Tarqui, Guayaquil.

“Telephone!” the armed robber shouted, pointing a handgun straight at Ordinola and swiping away the microphone he was using.

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The thief, wearing a shirt and cap with his face covered by a mask, then raised his weapon to the camera operator, before grabbing a phone from someone just to the right of the shot.

The DirecTV Sports’ camera rolled throughout the robbery, and as they followed him after a pause — catching him being driven away on the back of a motorbike.

Journalist Diego Ordinola was reporting for DirecTV Sports when he was robbed at gunpoint outside the Isidro Romero Carbo Monumental

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