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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Totus Stolen in Richmond

A truck carrying President Barack Obama’s podium, teleprompter and audio equipment was stolen in Richmond, Va., a local news outlet reports.

Sources tell WWBT/NBC12 that about $200,000 of presidential equipment was stolen from a Richmond Marriott hotel in advance of Wednesday’s presidential visit to Chesterfield, Va.

The vehicle was later recovered Monday afternoon in the parking lot of a Holiday Inn Express near the airport. Sources tell WWBT/NBC12 that law enforcement agencies were seen examining a white truck that was parked there.

There was no indication as to whether equipment was taken from the truck.

“No classified or sensitive information was in the vehicle. We take incidents such as this very seriously and a formal investigation is continuing in coordination with relevant law enforcement agencies,” a Defense Information Systems Agency spokesperson told POLITICO.

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