Looting In New York Arrests

October 31, 2012 by  

Looting In New York Arrests, As emergency services are already stretched to the breaking point in storm-ravaged New York City, reports of looting are now beginning to trickle in from neighborhoods throughout the city. A few of those accounts follow:

-Brooklyn…On Tuesday morning, NY Scanner tweeted NYPD officers were responding to “mobs who are looting storefronts in several neighborhoods,” throughout the borough.

-Coney Island…Buzzfeed reports that on Tuesday, “@nycarecs -an account that posts updates from city radio communications and is part of FEMA’s National Preparedness Coalition- tweeted that NYPD was ‘responding to looters in Coney Island right now, going into stores. Seveal [sic] cases of this, also, many cars broken into last night.'”

-Manhattan…Around 3:45 a.m., Tuesday, a security guard at the South Street Seaport reportedly caught about a dozen looters taking items from the Brookstone store on Fulton Street. The guard, Maurice Alinton, told The Gothamist: “I shined my flashlight on them, and they scattered.”

Many of the looters were already wearing the headphones they had stolen, as they waded through the frigid waters carrying high-end electronics sold in the stores.

-Queens…Between Monday and Tuesday, nine individuals were arrested for looting from stores near the heavily damaged Rockaways section.

The suspects in question were arrested at a gas station, a Radio Shack and a clothing store, according to CBS New York.

Also, on Tuesday, New York State Senator Malcolm Smith told NY1 that he was receiving multiple reports of looting in Queens.

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