New York Plagued by Looting & Robberies for Second Night in a Row

For the second night in a row, the city of New York has been plagued by looting.

Looted Brookstone in New YorkBusiness owners throughout New York woke this morning to find one more challenge facing them in the wake of Hurricane Sandy; this time one caused by their fellow New Yorkers.

Homes and businesses throughout the city were hit by looters, many of whom took to social media to plan their criminal activities. From a number of pharmacies in Coney Island who lost their entire inventory of pharmaceuticals to small businesses who were already struggling to recover from the storm, looters are targeting the most vulnerable areas of New York; those areas that were evacuated and have been left largely unprotected.

With millions of dollars of merchandise sitting in unprotected businesses, the lowlives have come out to take advantage of an already desperate situation. The New York Post is reporting that police arrested over a dozen looters last night in the Rockaways and Coney Island.

As soon as the waters started receding, looters took to the streets smashing out windows and stealing everything in sight. There were also a number of reports of criminals dressed as Con Ed workers who were robbing New Yorkers at gun point.

Police are now warning residents to be on the lookout for criminals who are going door to door pretending to be utility workers.

17 Comments

  1. Stepabove
    October 31, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Not to be paranoid, but where are the videos of looting. People are being arrested People are tweeting it happening but flipping channels here i have yet to see any looting and very few of large groups looking for aid.
    This close to the election is the media just glossing over the bad. Only showing banding together for the good of all.
    Is it possible things are really going that well ? I seriously doubt it’s all rainbows and goodwill. I just don’buy it.I’m i just too jaded.

    • Bryce Felperin
      October 31, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      No videos because there is no power…so we are back to the mid-20th century in regards to reporting of crimes.

      • Stepabove
        October 31, 2012 at 6:03 pm

        Funny i’ve seen plenty of video of politctans Stand in front of other people working it fix things while they and their entourage clog up the thru ways for emergency personal

  2. rev. dave
    October 31, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    American looters have never failed to seize an opportunity, no matter how bad the crisis for their neighbors. I believe these reports. It’s just a taste of how bad things can get when anything goes wrong, so be prepared folks.

    If you business has 3 feet of water in it, you’d best be sitting on a desk with a shotgun unless you have superb insurance. And when those stores are empty – you may need to protect your home too.

  3. Mona
    October 31, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    This same thing happened during the fire season evacuations.

  4. jim
    October 31, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Couple of folks with Guns would…. Oh wait Bloomberg and guns yeah let the looting begin… When will they learn. Looters have Guns and are taking what they want.

    • KURT
      November 4, 2012 at 4:07 am

      Your right on with that,without some means to defend yourself youbecome a victim.

  5. ray ortiz
    October 31, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Guns are necessary to protect your own property and your familia.
    The government canot protect all the people,

  6. Joey
    November 1, 2012 at 7:31 am

    I think the Government should of expected this kind of looting especially in area like New York City and New Jersey. I totally think that a response team should weather it be national guard etc to be there to actually be the first responders other than having the looters to be there for the initial people on the scene. This is going to cost millions of dollars in insurance money and more things that our economy simply could due without during this recession/depression. I also support the comment from “rev Dave”if more of our moral and upstanding citizens were armed this kind of thing would suffice.

  7. Chuck
    November 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    How can there be armed robberies in NYC when very few people are allowed to have guns.

    • Rob
      November 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      Are you implying that CRIMINALS would actually obey restrictive gun ownership laws when they are well aware of the fact that owning a gun gives them the advantage of instilling fear in the victims of any criminal endeavor they choose to pursue?

  8. AK
    November 1, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    If you think the government is going to help during any crisis then you are sorely mistaken!

  9. Paula
    November 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Could the reason that no looting is shown on the news be that no one (media) wants to show what happens when law abiding citizens are not allowed to protect life and property themselves?

    • Draq wraith
      November 3, 2012 at 11:58 am

      Or that main stream liberal media doesn’t want to show that gun owners are in the right.
      Both I bet area correct. And amen to your post!

    • stepabove
      November 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      In an area with the most restrictive gun laws in the US. It wouldn’ look good to show that there are still guns. they’re just mostly illegal,carried by thugs.

      or maybe worst for the media would be to the only undisturbed homes are those protected by some “hunters” 12 gauge

  10. Jim
    November 3, 2012 at 12:10 am

    “criminals dressed as Con Ed workers who were robing New Yorkers at gun point” I thought Bloomberg didnt allow guns in NYC? Oh wait that was appicable for the law abiding…

  11. Menotyou
    November 6, 2012 at 1:02 am

    If the MSM acknowledges the looting, it will only make matters far worse. It will serve only to display the lack of police power available and entice more opportunistic criminals.

    “Well if they’re lootin’ and getting away with it, we can too!”

    If the MSM was broadcasting scenes of looters ransacking unprotected/vulnerable businesses and seemingly getting away with it, all of a sudden, even people who wouldn’t normally partake in looting activities would jump on board.

    If as little as 5 percent of the population begins looting, there will be utter chaos.

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