We have seen thefts of toilet paper and other items during the coronavirus outbreak. However, Tuscan police are looking for this man who stole dozens of testing kits from the El Rio Health Center.
The Hispanic male posed as a delivery driver to enter the clinic and walked out with the tests.
The incident raises the possibility that new laws will be passed with enhanced penalties for the theft of needed health equipment in a pandemic or health emergency.
Police are looking for the man with the COVID-19 kits and his reddish Dodge or similar-style car.
STOLEN COVID-19 TEST KITS. The pictured suspect stole 29 unused test kits from the El Rio Health Clinic. Anyone w/information about this suspect is asked to call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous. Please see link for additional details/photos -> https://bit.ly/2QBTj8o
Recently, another alleged thief was apprehended by a quick thinking victim who found what she thought was the same masks being sold on Craigslist. The Portland Police Bureau said the theft occurred on March 6 at The Rebuilding Center in Portland involving 20 to 25 cases of N95 respirator masks. Each case holds 400 masks. The next day, they popped up on Craigslist. The victim set up a meeting in Beaverton and the police arrested 42-year-old Vladislav V. Drozdek.