12 hours after stealing vials of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines from a hospital in Haryana, thieves returned them saying ‘sorry’.
The thieves left the stolen consignment of 622 doses of COVID-19 vaccines at a tea stall outside Jind Civil Hospital in Haryana on Thursday.
The thieves also left behind an apology note. It said: “Sorry, pata nahi tha Corona ki Dawai hain (Sorry, did not know this packet contained coronavirus vaccine)”.
Local police informed that a total of 182 doses of Covishield and 440 doses of Covaxin have been recovered.
As per DCP Jind, Jitendra Khatkad, an unidentified man left a bag at a tea stall outside the Jind Civil Hospital saying it contained food packets for staffs.
When the police opened the bag, it contained a handwritten note and the vaccines.
On Wednesday, a box containing COVID-19 vaccines was stolen from the store of the PP Centre General Hospital in Jind, Haryana.
The thieves broke open four locks of the storeroom and the deep freezer. However, other valuable items like a laptop and Rs 50,000 cash that were also lying in the storeroom were not stolen.
CCTV footage from the area of the tea stall was being screened to ascertain the identity of the burglars, police said.