FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Fort Lauderdale police arrested nine people after a local TV station caught looters breaking into stores during Hurricane Irma.
WPLG captured video of the group breaking through the front window of a sportswear store in Fort Lauderdale.
The group was then seen leaving with the stolen goods before entering a Foot Locker and CashAmerica Pawn Store nearby, according to WPLG.
Officers captured the alleged thieves Sunday.
“Going to prison over a pair of sneakers is a fairly bad choice,” Fort Lauderdale Police Department Chief Maglione said. “Stay home and look after your loved ones and be thankful they are all safe.”
See the video here:
Other local law enforcement officers responded to the looting in Fort Lauderdale with their own warnings.
ATTENTION LOOTERS; Every incident will be investigated. Evidence collected will be used to pursue charges after the fact. #HurrcaneIrma— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) September 10, 2017
Any looters who come to Pembroke Pines will be greeted by our officers. Choose wisely and stay home. https://t.co/9ETgZKgYla— Pembroke Pines PD (@PPinesPD) September 10, 2017
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