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Medical supplies stolen from parked delivery truck

The suspect in a Tuesday morning theft near Jefferson University Hospital has balls made of Titanium.

Medical supplies stolen from parked delivery truck

The suspect in a Tuesday morning theft near Jefferson University Hospital has balls made of Titanium.

Six to 10 boxes of medical supplies — possibly Titanium joint replacements — were stolen out of a delivery truck that was parked outside Jefferson University Hospital Tuesday morning, police said.

The heist unfolded on 11th Street near Sansom in Center City around 8:45 am., police said, and the products are worth between $300,000 and $1.3 million.

A delivery driver left the doors of his truck unlocked while he went inside the hospital, said Officer Jillian Russell, a police department spokeswoman. While the driver was inside the hospital, a thief hopped inside the parked truck, snatched the boxes and fled the scene.

The truck, marked "Zimmer," belongs to a musculoskeletal health company, which specializes in joint replacements, police said.

There were no witnesses, and the incident was not recorded on any nearby surveillance cameras, Russell said. She added that passersby likely thought the suspect was delivering supplies to the hospital.  

A description of the suspect was not available Tuesday evening.

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