A news reporter in Argentina was robbed of his phone while he was preparing to go live on television.

The entire incident was caught live on camera and the video of the incident is now doing the rounds on social media.

The video shows Diego Demarco, a reporter at an Argentine news outlet, about to go live when a man snatches his phone and runs off. The incident happened when Demarco was fixing his face mask and preparing for his live telecast.

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Locals, including children, can be seen running behind the man in the video.

According to reports, the people who ran behind the robber caught him and returned the phone to the reporter.