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Tucson Police Seek Man Who Stole 29 Unused Coronavirus Test Kits

Tucson Police Department

Tucson police are searching for a man who disguised himself before stealing 29 unused coronavirus test kits from a health center.

They say the man disguised as delivery driver entered the El Rio Health Center building on Friday night and took the tests as employees were closing the facility.

Police say the stolen tests have since been replaced and are essentially useless to the suspect because the kits can only be tested in a private lab equipped with the proper tools for testing and reading results.

But police say the theft has taken 29 testing kits out of the medical field for needed testing in the future. Police have a description of the thief and security video captured him fleeing in a vehicle.

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