9 looting suspects caught on camera later arrested in Ft. Lauderdale

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Sunday, September 10, 2017
9 looting suspects arrested in Ft. Lauderdale
Police in Ft. Lauderdale confirm that nine suspects seen looting on camera have been taken into custody.

FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida -- Nine suspects caught on camera looting a shoe store during Hurricane Irma have been taken into custody, police in Fort Lauderdale confirm.

A crew from ABC affiliate WPLG-TV recorded the suspects entering a shuttered Simon's Sportswear through a broken window and leaving with what appeared to be boxes of shoes.

In a Facebook post, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department said the group was also responsible for looting at a nearby pawn shop.

"Going to prison over a pair of sneakers is a fairly bad life choice," Chief Rick Maglione said in a statement. "Stay home and look after your loved ones and be thankful they are all safe."