A person faces grand theft charges after stealing more than $2,000 worth of COVID-19 vaccines from a Cape Coral business.
According to the police report, on Wednesday, just after 3 p.m., an officer was called to Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida on Viscaya Parkway about a theft.
The officer found that 10 vials of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine stored in a refrigerator were missing.
A person at the business told police that vials were placed in the refrigerator on April 1, and when they went to get them out six days later they were missing.
The 10 vials with five doses each are worth $2,250 at $45 per dose.
Fingerprints were taken from the scene and the case was turned over to detectives. No suspects have been named.
Physicians’ Primary Care said in a statement: “Physicians’ Primary Care found COVID-19 vaccine missing from one of its Cape Coral locations. The Cape Coral Police were immediately notified and are investigating. We are taking this theft very seriously. Unfortunately, this means that the missing vaccines will not make it into the arms of our patients who need them.”