Tucson Police clear Arizona man accused of stealing coronavirus testing kits

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Tucson police said in a Facebook post on Tuesday that the Arizona man whom they initially believed stole dozens of unused coronavirus testing kits from a health clinic… did NOT actually steal them. Instead, police have now said that the man was, in fact, a legitimate delivery driver for a third-party transport company that subcontracts for Sonora Quest Laboratories, and was only doing his job.

The statement reads;

“On March 23, 2020, detectives interviewed the man and determined that he is a legitimate delivery driver for a third-party transport company that subcontracts for Sonora Quest Laboratories. A delivery slip retained by the transport company’s branch manager corroborated the man’s account. After interviewing the delivery driver and employees from El Rio Health Center and Sonora Quest Laboratories, it was determined that the unused test kits were accidentally removed from El Rio and transported to Sonora Quest following a request for pick-up. El Rio employees have since confirmed the kits were returned. The investigation is now closed.”

***UPDATE*** REPORTED STOLEN COVID-19 TEST KITS 839 WEST CONGRESS STREET (EL RIO HEALTH CENTER)On March 21, 2020,…

Posted by Tucson Police Department on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Tucson police initially reported that on Friday, March 20, a man “disguised as a delivery driver” entered the El Rio Health Center, and obtained 29 unused COVID-19 test kits while employees were getting ready to close for the evening. Surveillance video then showed the man leaving in what appears to be a reddish colored Dodge Charger or similar-style vehicle. Read the initial report through this link

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