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Obama's Teleprompter Stolen From Truck

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- A truck that contained President Barack Obama's teleprompter was stolen from a hotel parking lot in Richmond, Va.

The truck was stolen on Monday and was subsequently recovered in another hotel parking lot close to the Richmond International Airport, according to The Associated Press.

One of Obama's teleprompters in 2009

The truck contained presidential seals, podiums and sound equipment, Richmond station WWBT-TV first reported.

The teleprompter was recovered along with the other equipment -- all of which was worth some $200,000, foxnews.com reported.

"No classified or sensitive information was in the vehicle," the Defense Information System Agency said on Tuesday in a statement. "We take incidents such as this very seriously, and a formal investigation is continuing in coordination with relevant law enforcement agencies."

At a speech in Millers Creek, N.C., on Monday the president could be seen using notes at his podium while discussing his American Jobs Act.

-- Written by Joe Deaux in New York.

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