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ABC Reporter’s Car Broken Into at Eastern Market, Feet from Mayor’s Press Conference on Crime

by Sean Meehan — January 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm 6 Comments

Mayor Bowser at the press conference at Eastern Market (Photo via Twitter/ DC Police Department)An ABC7 news crew car was broken into while the reporters were covering a press conference on crime at the Eastern Market Metro station, according to ABC7.

The thief smashed a window in the car and stole equipment. The reporter said his car was parked just feet away from the press conference, where Mayor Muriel Bowser and Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier announced a new task force to combat robberies, particularly those committed by repeat offenders.

The new Robbery Intervention Partnership Task Force is an effort to bring together MPD, the Metro Transit Police Department, the Office of the Attorney General and the U.S. Attorney’s Office to focus on curtailing robberies.

The press conference, which was also attended by Ward 6 Councilman Charles Allen and At-Large Councilwoman Anita Bonds, was held at the entrance to the Eastern Market Metro station.

Photo via Twitter/ DC Police Department

  • Fed Up

    Maybe they’ll get the message we’re not kidding about rampant crime.

  • G Clifford Prout

    Ha ha

  • Guest

    I find it hard to believe that no one heard/noticed glass smashing. Me thinks the reporter may not have locked the vehicle.
    Or perhaps the B&E noise paled in comparison to the thunderous applause of the crowd.

  • Welcome to DC

    So you’re saying the reporter left video/computer equipment in plain view in his car. He’s not from DC

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