November 24, 2012

Storm victims’ homes looted over holiday

Thieves add ‘insult to injury’ in the Breezy Point neighborhood of New York City.

The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Some residents of a New York City neighborhood that suffered fire and flooding during superstorm Sandy say thieves looted their damaged houses over Thanksgiving.

The New York Post reports that thieves struck at least three homes in the Breezy Point section of Queens.

One couple lost a $25,000 coin collection along with jewelry and watches.

The break-ins occurred Wednesday or Thursday, when many residents were away for the holiday.

Robert Bainbridge says looters took $400 in two change jars. He says he’s trying to repair his flooded home and the theft “adds insult to injury.”

The Post reports that there were 14 home break-ins in Breezy Point from Nov. 12 to Nov. 18. There were none during the same period last year.

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