Wave of looting and theft takes hold in areas hardest hit by superstorm Sandy
by Mike Adams
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The looting has begun in the wake of hurricane Sandy. Just as Natural News predicted — much to the derision of critics who insisted there would be no looting whatsoever — criminals are exploiting the downed power grid and lack of police presence to break into homes and businesses in order to steal valuable property.
“Looting Arrests Made” reports the Wall Street Journal.
More from that story:
New York City Police arrested 13 people for crimes that included looting in Sandy’s aftermath… in the Rockaway section of Queens, a region that saw major storm damage, five people were arrested Tuesday for alleged crimes that included burglary, trespass, mischief and resisting arrest, an official said… On Long Island early Tuesday morning, police arrested four men and charged them with planning to loot businesses damaged during Sandy… The crowd was apparently indifferent to the area’s big police presence… They dispersed upon his arrival, but not before burglarizing his business, shattering glass displays, swiping soap and pilfering cash from the till, he said. Witnesses said the police appeared temporarily overwhelmed by the looters