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Truck with equipment for Obama tour stolen

RICHMOND, Va. -- In an egg-on-face moment for the government ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to Virginia, someone stole a Pentagon truck containing $200,000 worth of presidential seals, podiums and sound equipment from outside a suburban hotel Monday, Richmond TV stations reported.

Authorities reportedly found the truck later in the day at another hotel near the Richmond airport. No one would say whether the items inside had been located. No arrests were reported.

Whether the thieves knew what they were taking is unclear.

The White House and police in Henrico County would not discuss details of the heist. And the Secret Service said it's not the agency's problem. "Not our equipment, not our truck," spokesman Ed Donovan said.

The Defense Information Systems Agency, the Pentagon unit that owns the vehicle, said no classified or sensitive information was in it.

Obama is expected to push his jobs plan today at a fire station about 20 miles away. -- AP

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