COVID Gear Stolen

Written by Estero Bay News

April 23, 2021

County officials are investigating a burglary where the thieves made off with several boxes of medical supplies needed for the County’s Coronavirus testing site in Nipomo.

According to the County Health Department in an April 9 news release, sometime over the Easter Weekend (April 3-4), someone broke into the County’s COIVID 19 testing facility at the Nipomo Community Center and stole “thousands of dollars’ worth of personal protective equipment [PPE] delivered on Friday, April 2.” The theft was discovered the following Monday, the County said. The testing site was closed over the weekend.

Stolen items included a case of hand sanitizer, several boxes of surgical masks, and a case of N95 masks, gloves, gowns and cleaning or sanitizing items,” according to the County.

If anyone has information that can help solve this crime, call Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP (7867).

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