FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE: #08-31-2015
Contact : Farrah Emami, Public Information Officer 949-724-7112, firstname.lastname@example.org
Irvine, CA – A man has been arrested for entering a hospital dressed in scrubs with the intent to steal valuable surgical equipment. The suspect is identified as Roy Chiwing Lung, 48, of Aliso Viejo. Lung is a former medical doctor who had his medical license revoked by the California Medical Board.
At approximately 4:40 a.m. on Aug. 30, 2015, Lung entered Kaiser Hospital in Irvine wearing scrubs and a wig in an attempt to disguise himself as an employee. Once inside, the suspect stole numerous expensive surgical supplies valued at over $25,000.
The suspect was observed by a diligent hospital employee attempting leave the building and was detained by hospital security. The Irvine Police Department (IPD) responded to the scene and found Lung in possession of a duffle bag containing multiple burglary tools, including keys similar to those carried by hospital employees.
Additional wigs, keys, and scrubs from other hospitals were located in the suspect’s car.
Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact IPD Detective Gavin Hudson at 949-724-7168.
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