NBC4 News Van “Smash N Grab” Caught on Tape

This aggression will not stand

A Dell laptop was stolen Thursday in broad daylight from a television news live van, and yes, we want it back.

The NBC4 vehicle was parked outside a Scientology center in Hollywood near Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Unfortunately for the thief, the incident was caught on the center's surveillance cameras.

The video shows a white man riding up on a bicycle and stopping near the car at 8:49 a.m. After moseying around for a bit, he approaches the vehicle, breaks the window and grabs a laptop and bag. He then flees on his bike.

"I heard the laptop was with the company for years and just one day away from retirement," said an NBC4 employee who wished to remain anonymous.

Anyone with information, can call police at 213-972-2946.

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