Tuesday, July 14, 2015

8 Year-Old Recalls Armed Robbery

8 year-old recalls armed robbery

The wife of a robbery victim posted details on the crime on the WMC Action News 5 Facebook page.  A producer spotted it and emailed the post to the newsroom staff.  The woman was particularly concerned because the robber also pointed a gun at her 8 year-old son.  I asked a member of the web team to message the woman to see if she'd talk.  She later sent her contact info.  I convinced her to do an interview with the understanding that we would not reveal the family's identity.  The 8 year-old's interview proved to be the most compelling.  His mother also wanted to touch on the issue of crimes against Hispanics.

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