I live about 25 minutes from that location mentioned in the video by car. This explains all of the sirens, flashing lights, heavy law enforcement presence including the helicopters flying overhead during the blackout last night that lasted for several hours in our area.
As New York City spent a second night plunged in darkness shameless criminals got to work looting abandoned stores and homes across the metropolis.
At least 13 suspected thieves have been arrested since Hurricane Sandy struck the city around 6.30pm on Monday evening.
Thousands of police and National Guard troops are patrolling the city and keeping guard in the worst-hit areas in a bid to deter any opportunistic crooks.
As hundreds of thousands of the city’s residents were left without power, some wily criminals posed as Con Edison energy workers to dupe their victims, reported the New York Post….
…One cab driver described seeing the thieves in action when he returned to his home in Brooklyn’s Gerritsen Beach.
Eric Martine, 33, told the New York Post: ‘Guys were looting, pretending they were Con Ed and holding people up. It was sick.’
Police have allegedly warned locals that looters were disguising themselves as utility workers.
A police source told the Post that the ‘scumbags looting’ will not be tolerated and will be arrested ‘on sight’.
In the Rockaways, Queens, eight suspects were arrested: three at a petrol station, three at a Radio Shack electronics store and two at a clothing store….
Rockaways, Coney Island, South Street Seaport, Gerritsen Beach are just a few of the communities being looted but they all are in areas ordered evacuated by Michael Bloomberg.
Adding insult to injury, these thugs had the audacity to tweet their intentions.
These thugs are looting businesses, homes and robbing people in Zone A (mandatory evacuation areas).
Considering that looters and rioters are big about destroying their own communities, you can bet that most of the thugs reside in or very near the communities that they are looting. We now know why these despicable creatures refused to evacuate.
As for the rest of us, I can tell you that most people in surrounding communities struggling to get over Superstorm Sandy are unaware that such looting is going on or that their homes, businesses and/or person maybe at risk.
Sadly enough, the looting is not just in New York City. Rescuers after helping a man from a collapsed building in the north of Philadelphia, arrested him on suspicion of looting (see video below).
Oh yes, New Orleans and Mississippi as well.
Now if in the process of these animals looting, someone shot their arses, Sharpton and Jackson would be up in arms.