Nationwide Alert Issued After Car Containing COVID-19 Vaccine Vials Stolen in Florida: Police

Nationwide alert placed for car stolen in Plant City, police say

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Police are searching for a car containing  $10,000 worth of COVID-19 vaccine that was stolen in Florida.

Authorities in Plant City near Tampa said the 2018 gray Hyundai Accent was stolen Wednesday from a parking lot at the Strawberry Festival Grounds.

The car contained 30 vials of the vaccine that were to be distributed at a vaccination site at the festival grounds.

The vials were properly refrigerated at the time the car was stolen, officials said.

A police report said the keys had been left in the ignition of the car.

Police said a nationwide alert was placed on the vehicle, which has Florida license plate NPJJ58.

Authorities released a brief surveillance video of a person of interest in the case, described as a man in his early 20s with long hair.

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