Miami police ramp up patrols to combat looting

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According to Police in Fort Lauderdale, nine were arrested in connection to a sportswear store burglary.

There was a curfew in Miami on Sunday, police reminded the community.

Miami police ramped up its patrols in city streets to crack down on looting after Hurricane Irma, working overtime to nab the thieves impeding on recovery efforts as residents attempt to return to normalcy after the deadly storm. In total, officers found about 100 items of clothing, shoes and cellular phones, police said. "This is not acceptable", said Miami Police Deputy Chief Luis Cabrera.

The looting has been citywide, said Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado.

Miami police are cracking down on looters throughout the city, following the destruction from Hurricane Irma.

The group entered through a broken window and made off with goods from the store and also targeted a nearby pawn shop.

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"I said we would not tolerate criminal activity or looting or anybody who takes advantage of our residents", Cabrera said at a news conference Tuesday.

More looting in Ft Lauderdale during #IRMA.

Local news station WPLG even caught a group of night people looting an outdoor mall in Fort Lauterdale on camera.

"Going to prison over a pair of sneakers is a fairly bad life choice". Ask these guys how that turned out.

To prove just that point, Miami police posted a photo on Facebook on Sunday of several accused looters sitting in a jail cell with the caption: 'Thinking about looting?

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