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Truck with equipment for Obama tour stolen in Va.

- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 18, 2011

HENRICO, Va. — Authorities are investigating the theft of a truck containing presidential seals, podiums and sound equipment for President Obama's bus tour of Virginia and North Carolina.

Richmond station WWBT-TV reports that the truck was parked at a hotel in the Richmond area when it was stolen Monday. The truck was recovered in the parking lot of another hotel near the Richmond International Airport.

WWBT-TV says the truck contained sound equipment, podiums and the seals.

The Defense Information System Agency said Tuesday in a statement that a government vehicle was stolen and then recovered. The theft is being investigated in coordination with law enforcement agencies.

It's unclear whether the equipment was recovered.

The federal agency says the vehicle didn't contain any classified or sensitive information.

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