$11,000 in personal items stolen from doctor visiting New York to fight coronavirus, report says

Louise Hall
AP

A Texas doctor who moved to New York temporarily to assist in the fight against coronavirus has had $11,000 worth of personal items stolen from her hotel room, according to a report.

Police sources told The New York Post that a woman who was believed to be in her 20’s reportedly broke into the unidentified doctor’s room at the Brooklyn Hotel on Atlantic Avenue at around 9am on Saturday.

According to the report, the suspect proceeded to steal around $11,000 worth of personal items from the room including jewelry and clothing.

Sources told The Post that the victim was staying in the city to help treat coronavirus patients in the midst of the pandemic.

The thief is said to have fled the room on foot after stealing the items and was last seen wearing a blue tank top and black pants, the report said.

No suspects are said to have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Last month a New York nurse who survived coronavirus was allegedly mugged on the way to work.

The nurse who worked at Bellevue Hospital, was reportedly attacked by 15 thugs who beat her and stole her purse.

The state currently has more than 360,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and more than 23,000 deaths as of Monday. More than 190,000 recorded cases of the virus are in New York City alone.

At the height of the outbreak, the state recorded 12,312 cases of the virus in one day on 4 April, according to a daily tracker by The New York Times.

The number of new coronavirus cases per day in New York state is at the lowest they have been since the outbreak began, Gov Cuomo said on Friday.

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