Thieves have stolen over 6 million gloves, worth $1 million, meant for first responders at Florida hospitals, AP reported.
Medgluv, a supplier of medical gloves to the national health care industry, said it received the shipment at its office in Coral Springs on Friday night. On Sunday night, surveillance video shows thieves backing a truck up to the shipping container and hauling off the personal protective equipment.
“We’ve had hospitals asking for this product on a daily basis waiting for this to arrive,” said Rick Grimes, Medgluv’s vice president of sales and marketing. “It’s heartbreaking in so many different ways.”
The medical-grade exam gloves were federally registered. Local police are investigating as well as federal authorities.