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Theft attempt caught on video

RIO, Brazil (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A woman who was being interviewed about a crime was almost a victim of a robbery live on air.

It happened in Rio Wednesday afternoon.

The woman was being interviewed when a would-be thief tried to rip her necklace off.

The reporter gave chase, but the guy got away.

The woman managed to save her necklace though and only suffered a scratch on the neck.

Police are stepping up security ahead of this year's World Cup in Brazil.