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Florida police search for car that was stolen with coronavirus vaccine in it

Florida police search for car that was stolen with coronavirus vaccine in it

PLANT City, Fla. — Florida police are investigating the theft of a auto that was carrying $ten,000 value of COVID-19 vaccine.

The Plant City Police Office mentioned Thursday that it is browsing for a guy suspected of having stolen the automobile with 30 vials inside of that had parked around a vaccination site in the metropolis where by Florida’s winter strawberries are harvested.

The police incident report claims the grey Hyundai Accent had been still left with the motor jogging and unlocked by a driver who labored for CDR Maguire, a contractor hired for vaccination scheduling and logistical assist, such as having vaccines from county wellbeing departments to unique web-sites.

The organization mentioned in a assertion that its worker was having vaccine vials in temperature-managed coolers from the Hillsborough County Office of Wellness in Tampa to Plant City’s Strawberry Competition Fairgrounds, but at the entrance of the supply place there was “a line that hindered him from getting into.” The driver got out of the auto to discover a stability guard to permit him into the site when the suspect got in the auto and took off.

Police explained to information shops that the 21-year-old driver is not thought of a suspect.

“We have no rationale to believe the thief knew the vials were in the auto,” CDR Maguire mentioned in an emailed assertion, including that it has now secured replacements and the incident had not prompted any cancellations of vaccine appointments.