Harsh warning about looting and curfew issued in Tampa as Hurricane Irma approaches
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced a curfew and a stern warning against looters Sunday morning.
Hurricane Irma was forecast to hit Tampa and other highly populated areas of the Florida west cost as a Category 3 storm.
Nine people busted for looting in Ft. Lauderdale during Irma
Dozens busted for looting in Miami, Fort Lauderdale during Hurricane Irma
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Dozens of people have been arrested for looting as Hurricane Irma trudged through Florida on Sunday, including nine people caught on camera at a sporting goods store in Fort Lauderdale, police said.
The alleged bandits were captured by WPLG-TV looting Simon’s Sportswear store, with some stepping in and out of a broken window with pilfered goods despite Irma’s heavy winds and rain.
Footage shows alleged looters during Hurricane Irma in Fort Lauderdale. (WPLG) “Going to prison over a pair of sneakers is a fairly bad life choice,” Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Rick Maglione said in a statement .
“Stay home and look after your loved ones and be thankful they are all safe.”
Police said the group also burglarized a Cash America Pawn on Sunrise Blvd.
Miami police share picture of Hurricane Irma looters in jail
In Miami, police shared a photo of looters in jail with the Facebook caption, “Thinking about looting? Ask these guys how that turned out. #stayindoors”.
Nine people were arrested in Fort Lauderdale after they were caught on TV cameras looting sneakers …
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Florida police arrest looters during Irma
Florida police arrest looters during Irma Published September 10, 2017 Print Water rising up to a sidewalk in Miami during Hurricane Irma. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria) Florida police made a string of arrests in Fort Lauderdale Sunday after they said several people were caught looting stores. Local news station WPLG caught on camera a group of eight to nine people breaking into a sportswear store before moving on to other shops. The Fort Lauderdale Police Department later tweeted that they arrested nine people in connection with the lootings. #FLPD Looters ARRESTED! 9 individuals were arrested Looting CashAmerica Pawn & Simon’s on W Sunrise Blvd. Full article
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He makes the third person to be detained for looting during evacuations for Hurricane …