Mexican journalist Pedro Ferriz says he was robbed at gunpoint while webcasting and he kept recording, taping part of his own robbery.

Ferriz was speaking into a cellphone app in a car in Mexico City when he was robbed of his watch and phone by an assailant with a pistol.

In the video, which was posted on local websites, Ferriz is seen taping himself when suddenly a scuffle ensues. He can be heard saying, "I'm on air!"

The assault occurred on a street in an upscale neighborhood just blocks from the presidential residence.

The robbery drew attention to Mexico City's problem with persistent crime, despite the fact the capital has been largely spared the large-scale drug cartel violence affecting some regions of the country.