OAKLAND -- A KRON television reporter covering a town-hall meeting Wednesday, where the key topic being discussed was crime, returned to his news station's car and found $9,000 worth of equipment stolen.

Among items taken were a laptop computer and a camera belonging to the station.

The theft occurred about 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of Excelsior Avenue. The reporter had parked and locked the car, which has a station logo on it, to cover the meeting at Edna Brewer Middle School. Mayor Jean Quan and police officials were discussing crime, among other topics.

When the reporter returned to the vehicle, he found a window broken and the equipment missing. A resident in the area told police he saw two men standing near the car, but thought they were with the television station.

Anyone with information on the theft is asked to call the Oakland police at 510-238-3951.