These suspected Hurricane Irma looters could be gone with the wind ― behind bars.
Fort Lauderdale police said Sunday they arrested nine people after a local news team filmed them allegedly stealing from stores during the storm.
A news crew from ABC affiliate WPLG appeared to capture the thieves red-handed with merchandise as they entered and exited through broken glass at Simon’s Sportswear (watch above). The suspects are also accused of hitting a Cash America Pawn shop, police said.
An additional Foot Locker heist was posted by a WPLG journalist:
Cops rounded up three teenagers and six adults who face charges that include burglary during a natural disaster, WPLG said. The Fort Lauderdale PD announced Monday that 19 have been arrested overall for burglary during the storm.