Looters Hit Homes After Tornado

Fayetteville residents whose homes sustained heavy tornado damage have been urged to remove all valuables after burglars looted at least three homes on one storm-ravaged street.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Monday that thieves took tools, electronics, jewelry and other items late Saturday from homes with extensive damage.

Police Sgt. Christopher Joyce said officers are trying to remain visible as they patrol the area. Police also have enacted at 9 p.m. to 6 p.m. curfew because homes are most vulnerable after dark.

Joyce said police plan to work closely with community-watch organizations to try to prevent more burglaries.


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  • by brother man on Apr 25, 2011 at 04:17 PM
    It be there for to be taken. Times is hard. Ya'll dont know whaat it be like
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      by To Brother Man on Apr 25, 2011 at 05:45 PM in reply to brother man
      Come on by my house I have some LEAD for YOU!!
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      by do what? on Apr 26, 2011 at 09:00 AM in reply to brother man
      from the looks of it you dont need to be talking, "times is hard, yall dont know what it be like" really now? everyone knows that now n days times are hard, that doesnt give ANYONE the right to go into a home where it was damaged by a tornado and take things that dont belong to them. the owners of the home are probably suffering a lot more than you are!!
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      by IonOtter on Apr 28, 2011 at 09:58 PM in reply to brother man
      Successful troll is successful.
  • by Fredo Location: NC on Apr 25, 2011 at 02:55 PM
    There's some sorry people out there. Being poor or a minority is no excuse to feed off the misery of others.
  • by vengence on Apr 25, 2011 at 01:49 PM
    We need laws like they have in other countries for stealing, steal once, cut off your hand, steal twice, cut off your other hand, steal again, blow you friggin head off. Problem solved! Never mind-if we did,then the rest of us will have to pay to take care of them after the first hand-so just pat them on the head and say be good, and don't do this again okay:)
  • by jerry Location: enc on Apr 25, 2011 at 12:23 PM
    Deadly force should be allowed in these cases, with no consequence to the property owner.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 25, 2011 at 08:10 AM
    Didn't happen much in Japan after their earthquakes and Tidal Wave.
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      by WOW on Apr 25, 2011 at 08:23 AM in reply to
      No it didn't. Wanna know why? Because the Japanese are a civilized people. We, on the other hand, have regressed back to the jungle.
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        by Agree With WOW on Apr 25, 2011 at 10:46 AM in reply to WOW
        In other countries you get really punished for your crimes. But here in the USA you just get slapped on the hand & told not to do it again because criminals have more rights than the people that they did the crime against.
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          by REM on Apr 25, 2011 at 12:25 PM in reply to Agree With WOW
          AMEN!
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Apr 25, 2011 at 04:14 PM in reply to Agree With WOW
          Gosh, we are the poster child, of looting, after we took god out of schools. We don't need moral leadership, just the ones from the hood. We all know what happened in Katrina...Nagan got the pass, Bush got the blame. Funny, what did they do after Floyd? Bush got off that one...hmmm....whippin boy for leadership failure of Nagan?
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        by We? on Apr 25, 2011 at 08:10 PM in reply to WOW
        "We"? ...is this another term for "Black People"
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          by WOW on Apr 26, 2011 at 01:50 AM in reply to We?
          Hey, you're the one that said it, not me.
  • by Greenville Location: Greenville on Apr 25, 2011 at 06:28 AM
    How low can you go? These homeowners should be allowed to defend their property with shotguns.
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      by REM on Apr 25, 2011 at 12:24 PM in reply to Greenville
      They ARE allowed to defend their homes... they just around in/around them to do so.
  • by Wilma Location: Greenville on Apr 25, 2011 at 06:27 AM
    Just when you think the thugs can't go any lower, they find a way to do so. I can't even call these people human beings. Human beings care for one another and respect other's property and rights. Thugs simply do not care, and to steal from houses after these families have lost everything is a new form of low that I can't even describe the way I want to because I know my comment will not be posted if I speak the truth. All I can say is that the Man upstairs sees this and will assign these people to the hot zone once their time on earth is finished. My thoughts and prayers to everyone that has suffered through this. The strong will survive, and it will get better.
  • by disgusted Location: enc on Apr 25, 2011 at 05:46 AM
    This is horrible. WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE NOWADAYS!!!!
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      by Harold on Apr 25, 2011 at 12:20 PM in reply to disgusted
      Considering how the judges, lawyers, and politicians have made a mockery out of the American court system, these people know they can get away with it. Money makes the courts go around.
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        by jerry on Apr 25, 2011 at 03:58 PM in reply to Harold
        Absolutely! We have the laws, and for the most part, enforcement. But when the case goes to court, it`s "naughty, naughty, don`t do that again".
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