A D.C. news crew was robbed while they were doing a story on an app that identifies “sketchy” neighborhoods.

The news crew made sure they had locked their van doors while out in one neighborhood.

When they returned, they noticed the van had been burglarized.

One of the news crew members said: "I’m not going to call it a ‘sketchy’ neighborhood, but as folks were telling us that it was a good neighborhood, and that not much activity happens around there — as that was being told to us, our van was being robbed.”

Burglars stole most of the crew's gear, which included several backpacks full of electronic devices and cameras worth thousands of dollars.