When the whole sunshine state of U.S. is suffering due to the tropical storm and flooding, some looters are taking advantage of a hard time. Police arrested many looters who were charged with burglary charges. Some looters were even filmed in which they caught taking the advantage of the situation.
The burglary cases have been increased after one of the biggest evacuations in the history of the state.
A 17-year-old suspect has been shot by Broward police officer, he tried to loot a home, the owner who was out of the country noticed him on his security home camera and alerted the authorities, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News.
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) September 11, 2017
After the incident, Broward Police Department issued the warning for the looters. They clearly said that looters will go to prison for the burglary act. Broward’s sheriff, Scott Israel warned looters: “If you looted and we find out who you are, you will go to jail.”
— Fort Lauderdale PD (@FLPD411) September 10, 2017
The police departments across the state have issued the same kind of warnings for the potential looters. Fort Lauderdale police arrested 19 people on Sunday with burglary charges.
— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) September 11, 2017
Miami-Dade police said that they’re on patrol and would pursue the criminals as they responded to Hurricane Irma calls. The police department tweeted, “We have made numerous arrests for looting. We’re on patrol & won’t tolerate criminal activity as our community recovers from #HurricaneIrma!”
We have made numerous arrests for looting. We’re on patrol & won’t tolerate criminal activity as our community recovers from #HurricaneIrma!
— Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) September 11, 2017