North Carolina Police Arrest Five For Looting In Hurricane Florence Aftermath
North Carolina police arrested five individuals Sunday night for looting following the destructive Hurricane Florence.
NEWS ALERT – Moments ago officers arrested five individuals who broke in and looted the Dollar General at 5th & Dawson Streets. Charges are pending and those details will be released as they become available.
— Wilmington Police (@WilmingtonPD) September 15, 2018
Despite discovering the looting around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, “management has asked not to intervene at this time.”
Fox News field producer Marta Dhanis captured a video of people robbing a Family Dollar store.
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: @WilmingtonPD has alerted for some looting happening in #Wilmington including at this Family Dollar Store at 13th & Greenfield Sts. We just passed by and shot some video pic.twitter.com/N9CtN7RVtv
— Marta Dhanis (@MartaDhanis) September 15, 2018
Wilmington PD tweeted, “Wilmington Police are identifying looters who took items from a local Family Dollar Store Saturday afternoon, despite initial concerns from the store management we will charge them to fullest extent of the law,” Saturday night.
The city of Wilmington, North Carolina issued a curfew that went into effect at 5 p.m. on Saturday and will extend until 6 a.m. Sunday morning.
In response to looting in the area, an extended curfew is now in place for the block between 13th, 14th, Greenfield and Martin Streets. This curfew went into effect at 5 pm and will remain in effect until 6 am. The citywide curfew will run from 10 pm until 6 am.
— Wilmington NC (@CityofWilm) September 15, 2018
The National Weather Service office in Moorehead City, North Carolina reported that 25.77 inches of rain has fallen breaking a nearly 20-year-old record. (RELATED: Florence Smashes North Carolina Rainfall Record – And There’s A Lot More To Come)
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