TV stations catch people breaking into stores during Hurricane Irma

TV stations catch people breaking into stores during Hurricane Irma

TV stations catch people breaking into stores during Hurricane Irma

Fort Lauderdale Police confirmed the arrests of the nine people involved in the looting.

Hours later, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department tweeted that they had caught the looters.

News 6 sister station WPLG-TV cameras caught a group breaking into the Simon's Sportswear on Sunrise Boulevard and Powerline Road.

That wasn't the only incident of looting in the area, however.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will handle the shooting investigation. Local 10 followed up on this and said that this very same group of thieves also looted a Footlocker and a CashAmerica pawn store.

Monster Hurricane Irma has roared into Florida with 209 kph winds for what appears be a sustained assault on almost the entire Sunshine State, submerging streets, knocking out power to millions and snapping massive construction cranes over the Miami skyline. Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm and has since been downgraded to a Category 3.

In downtown Miami, two of the two dozen construction cranes looming over the skyline collapsed in the wind.

- Two burglars broke into six Fort Lauderdale homes overnight Saturday into Sunday.

The megastorm is estimated to be around 400 miles wide and more than 6.3 million people have been evacuated from Florida - one of the biggest exoduses in U.S. history.

Tornado warnings had been issued for various parts of Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties as a large thunderstorm went up the coast. Florida Gov. Rick Scott had declared a state of emergency Monday and continuously urged Floridians to take precautions. The risky storm surge "will rush in and could kill you. Be prepared, listen to local evacuation advisories".

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