TROPICAL STORM FLORENCE UPDATE: 5 CHARGED WITH LOOTING IN WILMINGTON, NC

September 16, 2018

 While the effects of Tropical Storm Florence continue to wallop the Carolinas, some people have given in to their darkest desires and have ransacked/looted several stores in Wilmington.

On Saturday afternoon, dozens of individuals went into the Family Dollar on Greenfield Street and picked the place clean, according to ABC11.

Meanwhile, here’s raw video of the looting via CBS17:

 

 

The report says Wilmington police were dispatched but were asked to stand down by the manager of the store.

Wilmington Police@WilmingtonPD

NEWS ALERT - Moments ago officers arrested five individuals who broke in and looted the Dollar General at 5th & Dawson Streets. Charges are pending and those details will be released as they become available.

 

At approximately 6:40pm, police were dispatched in response to another looting incident at another Dollar General, this one on Dawson Street.

Officials say five people were charged in connection with that robbery.

 

Wilmington police said that despite the wishes of the store manager of the Greenfield Street location, they will still be searching for the individuals who robbed the store and charging them “to fullest extent of the law.”

Wilmington Police@WilmingtonPD

NEWS ALERT - Wilmington Police are identifying looters who took items from a local Family Dollar Store Saturday afternoon, despite initial concerns from the store management we will charge them to fullest extent of the law.

 

And there’s this announcement from the Wilmington Police Department:

News Release
Wilmington Police Department – Police Will Charge Looters from Family Dollar Store, Five Charged for Looting At Dollar General on Dawson Street on Saturday, September 15, 2018 – 6:39 pm

WILMINGTON, NC – Wilmington Police are identifying looters who took items from a local Family Dollar Store Saturday afternoon, despite initial concerns from the store management we will charge them to fullest extent of the law.

Earlier this afternoon dozens of individuals went into the Family Dollar Store at 1318 Greenfield St and stole numerous items from the store. The looting was captured on social media and by a local news team which notified local police. When officers arrived they notified store management who did not want to pursue charges initially. In an effort to address looting at this location a curfew was ordered for the one block radius around the store to prevent any further crimes.

After consulting the District Attorney and Family Dollar Management charges will be filed against looters. Moments ago officers arrested five individuals who broke in and looted the Dollar General at 5th & Dawson Streets. Charges are pending and those details will be released as they become available.

For more on the looting, go to ABC News.

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