According to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle; labeled a corona virus update, the publication confirmed that Police are actively looking for a suspect who stole a specimen of the corona virus.
The tweet read:
Coronavirus updates: Police in Davis are looking for a burglary suspect, captured on camera, who allegedly stole a specimen of the novel
#coronavirus from Sutter Davis Hospital, according to a police account.
Coronavirus updates: Police in Davis are looking for a burglary suspect, captured on camera, who allegedly stole a specimen of the novel #coronavirus from Sutter Davis Hospital, according to a police account.
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) April 12, 2020
CORONAVIRUS BY THE NUMBERS
Infection figures continue to bloom across the globe as the pandemic spreads.
On Saturday, the United States inched ahead of Italy — one of the hardest-hit by the virus among European countries — in total deaths.
As of Sunday afternoon, the U.S. has received positive test results from 550,000 patients. Nearly 22,000 have died, according to data provided by Johns Hopkins University. Over 2.8 million people have been tested and more than 32,000 have recovered from COVID-19.
Italy, meanwhile, has seen more than 156,000 cases and nearly 20,000 deaths.
Spain has also suffered significant attrition via the contagion. More than 166,000 people have been infected and over 17,000 people have died.
Worldwide, coronavirus has infected more than 1.8 million people and killed nearly 114,000 people. More than 421,000 have recovered.
UPDATE: FROM KTLA LOCAL
Based on tips from the homeless community, investigators say they were able to track down the suspect Shawn Moore Sunday morning and arrest him on suspicion of burglary.
Davis Police Deputy Chief Paul Doroshov told FOX40 that 40-year-old Shaun Moore walked into Sutter Davis Hospital Saturday afternoon, grabbed the specimen and took off on a bicycle.
“I think the concerning thing was, is somebody going to purposefully try to infect people using this virus?” said Doroshov.
The suspect later abandoned the testing sample without opening it, according to Doroshov. Workers at a CVS Pharmacy found it inside a shopping cart just before 6:30 p.m.
“At that point, confirmed it hadn’t been opened or tampered with based on the security seals,” Doroshov said.
Based on tips from the homeless community, investigators say they were able to track down Moore Sunday morning and arrest him on suspicion of burglary near the intersection of Cowell Blvd and Research Park Drive.