Coronavirus-related crimes capitalizes on global fear, panic

Virus Outbreak Crime
Posted at 6:06 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 18:06:13-04

WASHINGTON — As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the globe so are the crimes related to it capitalizing on fear, panic and the urge to lay blame, leaving law enforcement agencies to grapple with the best way to tamp it down as their resources are stretched.

Cops in Tucson are looking for a man accused of nabbing 29 COVID-19 test kits from a health clinic.

Hate groups are encouraging their sick members to infect law enforcement officers and Jews.

German police say an 83-year-old woman was scammed out of five figures to help what she believed was a stricken relative.