News Crew Victimized at Anti-Robbery Event Let it never be said criminals don't have a sense of humor By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff Posted Jan 6, 2016 6:05 PM CST 29 comments Comments Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser talks robbery task forces while a news crew's car is burgled feet away. (Twitter) (Newser) – A Washington DC news crew was covering a press conference on a new anti-robbery task force Wednesday morning while only 100 or so feet away their news car was being robbed (well technically burgled), WJLA reports. The prowler smashed a window and made off with news equipment, all while potentially within view of both the mayor and police chief. According to the Huffington Post, the new task force will look at robbery patterns and repeat offenders. Washington DC saw a 5% increase in robberies in 2015, DCist reports. And 2016 looks like it's set to see a remarkable increase in hilariously timed news car break-ins.