Thieves take $1M worth of gloves meant for Florida hospitals

Thieves have stolen over 6 million gloves meant for first responders at Florida hospitals

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — Thieves have stolen over 6 million gloves, worth $1 million, meant for first responders at Florida hospitals.

“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.”

He did not elaborate on whether the company thought the theft was lucky timing or an inside job.

Local police are investigating as well as federal authorities because the medical-grade exam gloves were federally registered.

———

Follow AP coverage of the pandemic at https://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak.