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Las Vegas Police Seek Thief Who Stole Box With Cancer Drug

Stacey Shavinsky told KLAS-TV that she just wants the thief to return a box containing a chemotherapy drug that her son takes daily

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    Las Vegas Police Seek Thief Who Stole Box With Cancer Drug
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    This photo released Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows a package thief who made off Thursday, Feb. 7, with a delivery box containing what a mother reported was $40,000 worth of cancer treatment drugs for her 14-year-old son. The photo from doorbell security video shows a man wearing sunglasses, a red plaid shirt and a red baseball cap before he took two packages and walked away on Thursday.

    A thief in Las Vegas made off with a delivery package containing what a mother told police was $40,000 worth of cancer treatment drugs for her 14-year-old son, authorities said Tuesday.

    Police issued a plea for help finding the thief and released a photo of the man seen in doorbell security video. He took two packages from the front of a home Thursday, Officer Laura Meltzer said.

    Stacey Shavinsky told KLAS-TV that she just wants the thief to return a box containing a chemotherapy drug that her son takes daily for a rare form of cancer.

    "You're not just taking pants or a shirt, you're taking something that's keeping someone alive," she said.

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    Shavinsky called 911 and filed a police report, Meltzer said, but an immediate search of the neighborhood by a detective did not find the thief.

    Because of the value of the package, he could face a felony theft charge, Meltzer said.

    The man was believed to be in his 20s, wearing sunglasses, a red baseball cap and a red plaid shirt.