Looters and thieves took to the streets during Hurricane Irma do steal from local businesses while most people evacuated.
The Fort Lauderdale Police Department said they arrested nine people.
— Fort Lauderdale PD (@FLPD411) September 10, 2017
7News also caught looters in Miami stealing sneakers from a local Foot Locker store, the people quickly left as police vehicles arrived on the scene. Watch below.
Police are asking looters to stay away, anyone interested in stealing sneakers or other goods from local stores and shops will be met by police.
Hurricane Irma is downgraded to Category 1 as it hit land Sunday morning, with slower winds it’s easier for police to be around when looters smash windows and doors to steal sneakers.
Benjamin Diaz started working for Debate Report in 2017. Ben grew up in a small town in northern Ontario. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife a year later. Benhas been a proud Torontonian for the past 10 years. He covers politics and the economy. Previously he wrote for CTV News and the Huffington Post Canada.