Dozens of looters have been arrested on stores and homes across Florida during last night’s curfew, according to Florida Police. The perpetrators were either engaged in or looking for opportunities for looting across several counties.
A group in a white truck, was apprehended on Midtown, in the afternoon, when Irma’s winds happened to be the strongest. They managed to hit several locations but they never suspected that officers would visit the shops given the ghastly conditions.
Police departments have turned to social media in an intent to deter would be looters by either posting details about the arrests made or flat out issuing stark warnings to those ceasing the foul weather as an opportunity to commit their felonies.
“Any looters who come to Pembroke Pines will be greeted by our officers. Choose wisely and stay home” @PPinesPD Pembroke Pines PD tweeted.
“ATTENTION LOOTERS; Every incident will be investigated. Evidence collected will be used to pursue charges after the fact. #HurrcaneIrma” warned @browardsheriff.
A sporting goods store in Midtowm was looted after the hurricane and in Fort Lauderdale, 10 cameras caught the looting of another sporting goods store, as it was taking place as Local 10 ABC News shows.