CNB News – Approximately $1 million worth of medical gloves were stolen from a warehouse in Florida before they could be sent to hospitals in Florida, Ohio and Illinois that are desperate for personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic.
Cameras recorded the theft around 11 p.m. Sunday at a warehouse in Coral Springs belonging to Medgluv, a medical glove supplier, The Miami Herald reported.
The footage obtained by the outlet shows a white pickup truck and a tractor trailer pulling up near a red shipping container, where the gloves were stored.
Two people — including one person dressed in all black and a man wearing a baseball hat and a face mask — are seen loading the container onto the tractor trailer before driving off.
Medgluv’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Richard Grimes told the outlet that at least five millions medical-grade exam gloves were stolen within a matter of minutes.
“We’ve had hospitals asking for this product on a daily basis waiting for this to arrive,” Grimes told The Associated Press. “It’s heartbreaking in so many different ways.”
Federal authorities are reportedly working with local police because the gloves, which arrived at the Florida office from Malaysia last Friday, were federally registered.