A reporter had to cancel her credit cards after her purse was stolen while she was doing a story about a robbery spree—wait, it gets more ironic— outside a police station.

KTVU's Heather Holmes was outside Oakland's police headquarters Monday to report on a spree of car robberies in the Temescal neighborhood. A young woman had been attacked in broad daylight earlier that day, and witnesses stepped in to break up the attempted mugging.

While she was explaining all of this to viewers, thieves were taking her purse from the unlocked news van. By the time she realized it was missing, 20 minutes later, they'd already run up charges on her cards.

A rash of car breakins in the area? The thieves are becoming more bold? You don't say!

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[H/T Uproxx]