The campaign headquarters of Arizona gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs was burglarized



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The campaign headquarters of Democratic gubernatorial candidate and current Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs was raided this week, a campaign official and law enforcement officials told CNN on Wednesday.

Phoenix police responded to a theft report Tuesday evening and “learned that items had been taken from the property overnight,” the department said in a statement.

“This is still an active investigation, with detectives checking all security cameras in an attempt to identify and locate the subject involved,” the statement said. No suspects have been identified as a result of the robbery.

A Hobbs campaign source told CNN that CCTV footage shows the man who they say entered the campaign headquarters. The Hobbs campaign was unable to obtain a full inventory of what was taken, the source added.

Nicole DeMont, Hobbs’ gubernatorial campaign manager, told CNN in a statement, “Secretary Hobbs and her staff have faced hundreds of death threats and threats of violence throughout this campaign. Throughout this race, we have been clear about our staff’s and that the secretary’s safety is our priority.”

“Let’s be clear: For nearly two years Kari Lake and her allies have been spreading dangerous misinformation and promoting threats against anyone they see fit,” DeMonte continued. “The threats against Arizonans trying to exercise their constitutional rights and the attacks on elected officials are the direct result of a concerted campaign of lies and fear.”

Hobbs is running for governor against Republican Kari Lake in the November midterm elections.

DeMont said fear mongering “won’t work” and thanked the Phoenix Police Department for keeping Hobbs and his team safe.

It was not immediately clear what items were taken from the office.

This story has been updated with additional details.