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Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Report: Truck carrying Obama appearance equipment stolen in Va.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Opportunistic thieves, opposition party operatives or just fans of President Obama really eager to know what he has to say?

A Henrico, Va., television station, WWBT-NBC12, is reporting that a truck carrying $200,000 worth of equipment — including several lecterns with the presidential seal, teleprompters and portable audio equipment — for Obama’s appearance in Chesterfield on Wednesday was stolen outside a Marriott hotel.

The truck, with the gear still inside, was later discovered outside a Holiday Inn Express around 12:30 p.m. Monday, the station reported. It quoted a spokesperson for the Defense Information Systems Agency as saying: “No classified or sensitive information was in the vehicle. We take incidents such as this very seriously, and a formal investigation is continuing.”

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By Washington Post Editors  |  11:22 AM ET, 10/18/2011

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