The world has descended on Qatar for the World Cup.
During a broadcast, Argentinian reporter Dominique Metzger was dancing with revelers when she was robbed live on air.
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A female Argentinian television reporter was robbed live on air while reporting in Qatar on the World Cup, with money and documents stolen from her handbag.
Dominique Metzger was broadcasting from the Corniche area of Doha in the build up to the first match of the tournament when she says the items were stolen.
Speaking after the incident, Metzger said she reported the incident to local police, and was surprised by their response.
‘I had my small bag on me with all the things that one needs, my wallet, the keys to our hotel room, some napkins,’ Metzger told a TN network anchor.
‘And you were dancing, right?’ the anchor asked her.
‘Yes, I was dancing with the crowd and I’m convinced that it was at that moment when someone opened the bag zipper and took my wallet,’ the reporter replied.
The anchor asked if she thought it was a pickpocket that stole her wallet. While the robbery was not captured on camera, footage showed her dancing among a crowd with her bag hanging down to her side.
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Dominque went to police regarding the incident and was reportedly stunned by their response.
The Daily Record reports, “The policewoman said to me: ‘We have high-tech cameras everywhere and we are going to locate him [the thief] with face detection. What do you want the justice system to do when we find him? What justice do you want? What sentence do you want us to give him? Do you want him to be sentenced to five years in prison?'”