Man caught on video stealing 29 COVID-19 test kits from medical center

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TUCSON, Ariz. (CNN/KVOA) — Police are asking the public to help identify a man suspected of stealing 29 unused COVID-19 test kits from an Arizona medical center.

The man entered the El Rio Health Center disguised as a delivery driver just before 8 p.m. Friday.

Tucson police say he took the test kits while employees prepared to close for the night.

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Employees noticed the kits were missing on Saturday morning.

Police said the test kits are “essentially useless” to the suspect.

They can only be tested in a private lab equipped with the proper tools for testing and reading results.

Tucson police also warned the public not to purchase any coronavirus or COVID-19 test kits for sale.

They say it is a scam there are currently no home test kits for the virus.

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