D.C. News Crew Robbed While Filming ‘Sketchy’ Neighborhood Report

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A vehicle belonging to a Washington, D.C., news crew was robbed while reporters filmed a segment on “sketchy” neighborhoods.

The CBS News affiliate WUSA was reporting on a controversial app that alerts users to potentially dangerous neighborhoods while working in Petworth in Northwest D.C. Makers of the app SketchFactor, which lets users report sketchy incidents they witness in neighborhoods, say it is not racist.

The WUSA crew was conducting interviews in the area and when they returned to their news van they found the lock was popped off of the door.

Most of the gear inside was stolen.

One person on the crew used the "Find my iPhone" app to track their cell phone and some of their other items to a dumpters in another D.C. neighborhood.

Sources: CBS News, WUSA

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