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Thieves Steal News Crew's Equipment During Mayor's Anti-Robbery Press Conference

It happened just about 100 feet away from where the mayor had been speaking.
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D). A news crew attending Bowser's press conference Wednesday had their truck broken in
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D). A news crew attending Bowser's press conference Wednesday had their truck broken into.

An ABC7 News crew attending a press conference Wednesday where Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser announced an anti-robbery task force had the window of its vehicle smashed and its equipment stolen, the local outlet reported.

Stephen Tschida, an ABC7 reporter, told the station that the incident happened just about 100 feet from where Bowser and Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier had been speaking.

Bowser's office tweeted out photos of the mayor speaking at Wednesday's event:

The press conference was held outside of the Eastern Market metro stop in southeast Washington. The task force, which will involve cooperation between the Metropolitan Police Department, the Metro Transit Police Department, the D.C. Office of the Attorney General and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, is set to focus on individuals who commit repeated robberies and addressing robbery patterns.

Neither Bowser's office nor the Metropolitan Police Department immediately responded to a request for comment.

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