For some, disasters are just an opportunity to rob and loot. A WPLG camera crew caught looters breaking into stores in Fort Lauderdale as Hurricane Irma batters Florida.
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) September 10, 2017
Despite dangerous winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Irma, several looting incidents have been reported in Fort Lauderdale.
Local 10 cameras caught a group breaking into the Simon’s Sportswear on Sunrise Blvd. and Powerline Road.
The group of about 8-9 people broke through the front window and were seen walking in and then walking out with stolen items.
A group then began looting a Footlocker in the same area. It’s not known whether the groups were the same.
South Florida law enforcement officials promised to police the streets to prevent looting, but with unsafe winds currently pummeling the region, it’s not known if units are currently on patrol.