Plant City Police Department has put out a nationwide alert after a car containing vials of COVID-19 vaccine was stolen from a Florida Strawberry Festival grounds parking lot on West Reynolds Street.
On Wednesday afternoon, according to PCPD, a man entered a gray 2018 Hyundai Accent which still had its keys in the ignition and drove it out of the festival’s Red Parking Lot, 2805 W. Reynolds St. The car contained 30 vials of refrigerated vaccine. In total, the 30 vials contained between 150 and 180 doses. Police responded to the grounds shortly after the incident occurred and obtained video footage of the suspect from a surveillance camera.
The suspect is described as a light-skinned male, likely in his early 20s, with long hair and wearing a light-colored hoodie. The stolen Hyundai sedan has Florida license plate NPJJ58. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact PCPD.