VIDEO: Reporter catches looters in the act after Hurricane Florence

BY KAT SHEPHERD / SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 /

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Five people were arrested for looting after a group broke into a Dollar General store in Wilmington, North Carolina, following Hurricane Florence.

The arrests came after police shared on Twitter they were asked by a nearby Family Dollar’s owners not to arrest different individuals seen looting on video filmed by a CBS affiliate in the city.

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“Moments ago officers arrested five individuals who broke in and looted the Dollar General at 5th & Dawson Streets,” the Wilmington Police Department tweeted. “Charges are pending and those details will be released as they become available.”

Wilmington Deputy Police Chief Mitch Cunningham said the department spoke to the owner, who then changed his mind.

“Initially our officers responded to the first one that occurred — the Family Dollar over on Greenfield Street — and unfortunately the owner did not want to pursue charges,” Cunningham said Saturday, speaking to a handful of reporters, including Wilmington ABC affiliate WWAY. “Later in contact with the owner he reversed his decision, we’re working with the DA and charges will be filed.

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5 Comments

  1. Marki September 16th, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Dollar Genersl store?? They loaded up their car and got away with $50 worth of merchandise

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    • Donna R September 16th, 2018 at 12:19 pm

      My thoughts, too! Looting a dollar store? Hardly worth the effort or charge for the crime!

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  2. Quin September 16th, 2018 at 11:12 am

    She’s the only whitey in that group. Do white folks loot? I only see blacks doing it during these natural disasters. Ironic isn’t it?

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  3. ZS September 16th, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Not press charges? Another looney tune trying to be politically correct. Do the crime then do the time. Doesn’t matter that disasters are when the lowlifes really come out of the woodwork and show their true colors. It could be someone you know and never thought they’d do anything like that – takes all kinds to do this during disastrous storms.

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  4. E September 16th, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    They didn’t press charges because they know they will come back and trash their store

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