Nearly 30 Hurricane Irma Looters Arrested So Far

Ruben Hill
September 13, 2017

Rick Maglione, the police chief of Fort Lauderdale, about 30 miles (48 km) north of Miami, told residents to stay home during the storm and look after their loved ones.

Police also posted about other topics relating to Hurricane Irma on Sunday night, including flooding, and the organization of assessment teams to survey the damage in Miami.

Maglione called the idea of stealing sneakers during a hurricane "a fairly bad life choice".

Police wrote: "Thinking about looting?"

The two 17-year-olds were arrested for the alleged attempted burglary.

Days earlier, 29-year-old Nicholas Rossell was charged with theft and burglary after he allegedly tried to steal a purse from a vehicle as the bag's owner was "preparing for Hurricane Irma" and grocery shopping. "We're on patrol and won't tolerate criminal activity as out community recovers from #HurricaneIrma!". "You will be caught", said Regalado.

According to Police in Fort Lauderdale, nine were arrested in connection to a sportswear store burglary.

In total, at least 32 people were arrested after attempting to loot businesses and homes that were abandoned as their owners evacuated. The group was given off by a filming by a local news station, and allegedly stole sneakers, FOX reports.

Power has gone down for 7.2million homes and businesses in Florida means that there has been looting in the U.S. as well as on Caribbean islands. French and Dutch police have sent extra officers and military personnel to the small island of St. Martin to help.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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