A reporter in California was broadcasting live in front of Oakland police headquarters about a crime wave when she became a victim herself after her purse was stolen out of their news van.

KTVU reporter and anchor Heather Holmes' purse was stolen Monday night as she and a cameraman reported live about a violent mugging and string of car break-ins. The truck was not locked, as the crew was only a few feet from the van. Holmes' credit card was used at a gas station shortly after the break in.

This isn't the first time a news team has been the victims of thieves. Earlier this year a news truck was robbed of its camera equipment and several news stations have hired security guards for live reporters. KTVU reporters can request security detail, but this particular team probably felt OK, considering they were broadcasting directly outside of Oakland police headquarters.


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