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.
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.