More than 700 patient files were stolen from a local laboratory.
The crime was discovered Monday, after someone broke into the office of Physicians Automated Laboratory on 17th Street in downtown Bakersfield over the weekend.
According to PAL, 745 patients had their information stolen: including names, addresses, phone numbers, birth dates, and lab work.
But, the patients who had their information stolen were only told about it this week, according to a memo from the lab.
We asked police about the break-in, but details are limited.
"Forced entry was made through windows. They discovered some office equipment, some syringes, and an undetermined amount of patient files were taken," said Sgt. Mary DeGeare, Bakersfield Police Department.
No arrests have been made and there are no suspects.
We contacted the laboratory Wednesday, but we were referred to their president who is out of town.