Medical gloves worth more than $1M stolen from South Florida warehouse

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — More than $1 million worth of medical gloves were stolen from a Medgluv warehouse in South Florida on Sunday night, company officials said.

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More than 5 million gloves meant for hospitals across Florida, Ohio and Illinois were stolen at around 11 p.m., Richard Grimes, Medgluv’s vice president of sales and marketing, told the Miami Herald in an email on Tuesday.

Medgluv is a medical glove supplier for health care companies nationwide, according to its website. The gloves had been delivered to the warehouse on Friday, according to WTVJ.

Surveillance video captured a vehicle pulling into the parking lot of the company’s warehouse in Coral Springs, WSVN reported. The video showed several men getting out of the vehicle and hitching a trailer filled with the gloves, which had been shipped from Malaysia, the television station reported.

Grimes said the theft was smooth.

“The tractor-trailer truck backed up to the container that was still holding the gloves, and within a matter of moments, he detached that product. Another gentleman came in from the pickup truck to assist in the loading of that product onto the tractor-trailer,” Grimes said at a news conference on Monday. “They pulled away, and I would say, in three to four minutes, they had taken off with nearly a million dollars' worth of product.”

Medgluv officials said they reported the theft to the FBI. Police and federal officials are investigating because the exam gloves were federally registered, according to WFOR.

“We’ve had hospitals asking for this product on a daily basis waiting for this to arrive,” Grimes told The Associated Press. “It’s heartbreaking in so many different ways.”

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