MIAMI, FL – Police in Miami are investigating reports of people looting stores as Hurricane Irma hit the state. On Sunday night, Miami police took two people into custody and detained two others.
Deputy Police Chief Luis Cabrera told the Miami Herald the officers went to the Shops at Midtown on Sunday afternoon as the winds of Hurricane Irma were at their strongest in South Florida. Cabrera says a group in a white truck hit multiple locations. Police have also received additional reports of looting in the city.
Police had issued a curfew Saturday night, partly to ward off looters by giving officers probable cause to stop anyone for being on the street during the storm.
Cabrera didn’t have specific details about the looting incidents.
Call 911 to report looters or any criminal activity. Reporting through social media is not effective. For non-emergencies call 305-4-POLICE
— Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) September 11, 2017