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Thieves snatch nearly $1 MILLION worth of medical gloves from Florida warehouse


A supplier of medical equipment says that thieves targeted a Florida warehouse and made off with a large quantity of gloves and other supplies.

The company ‘Medgluv’ reports that they received a shipment of six million pieces of medical equipment at a warehouse location in Coral Springs, Florida, on the evening of Friday, October 23.

On Sunday night, the company says that surveillance video shows two thieves backing a truck up to a shipping container filled with about 6 million pieces of various types of medical equipment and stealing the supplies in just a few minutes.

“The tractor-trailer truck backed up to the container that was still holding the gloves, and within a matter of moments, he detached that product. Another gentleman came in from the pickup truck to assist in the loading of that product onto the tractor trailer. They pulled away, and I would say, in three to four minutes, they had taken off with nearly a million dollars’ worth of product,” said Richard Grimes, Medgluv’s vice president of sales and marketing.

Federal authorities are joining the investigation into the theft because the gloves and other medical supplies were federally registered.

Medgluv did not specify whether they believe that the cargo theft was an inside job.

Anyone with information is asked to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.


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