Plant City Police are looking for the man who stole a car containing vials of a COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday.
Crime Stoppers Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect involved.
The car, a 2018 gray Hyundai Accent, was stolen from the Strawberry Festival Grounds parking lot at 2805 W. Reynolds St. around 4 p.m. Wednesday, police said in a news release. The license plate for the car is NPJJ58.
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The man was able to take the car because the keys were left in the ignition, records show.
Investigators said 30 doses were inside the car, along with a cooler and a compound agent. The vaccine was supposed to be distributed at the Plant City vaccination site, which is at the Strawberry Festival Grounds.
The thief is described as a man in his early 20′s with long hair, wearing a light-colored hoodie.
Police released a short surveillance video clip, seen above, showing a man who they believe may know something about this case.
A nationwide alert has been put out to help find the stolen car, according to the release.
Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect is eligible for a cash reward and can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), send an anonymous tip through the website or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips application.