October 18th, 2011
10:46 AM ET
Central Virginia’s WWBT-TV is reporting that a van belonging to President Obama’s advance staff was stolen outside the Virginia Center Commons Courtyard Marriott in Henrico, VA just days before the president’s scheduled visit to Chesterfield on Wednesday.
The van contained about $200,000 worth of audio equipment, podiums and presidential seals. On Monday, officials confirmed to WWBT that the van had been recovered outside a Holiday Inn Express near the Richmond Airport. Here’s the original story.
CNN has obtained this statement from the Defense Information Systems Agency on the reports of a stolen van and presidential equipment:
“A government vehicle was stolen and has been recovered. 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.”
The original story from WWBT can be found here.