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POLICE: Hurricane looters nabbed after undercover sting operation

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Published: Sep. 20, 2018 at 10:27 AM EDT
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Police say they arrested three looters after setting up an online undercover sting operation.

Jacksonville police say during the height of the hurricane, officers saw a broken out front window at The Athlete's Foot on North Marine Boulevard. Because of the hurricane, police had to put their investigation on hold until they could contact the owners and find out if anything was taken.

On Tuesday, police say the suspects were using the online app "Letgo" to sell the stolen goods to undercover officers.

Jalen Martin, 18, Nahriek Dorsey, 23, and James Brooks, 18, were charged with felony breaking and entering, looting, larceny after breaking and entering, obtaining property by false pretenses, injury to real property, and curfew violation.

Dozens of pairs of stolen shoes, along with dozens of clothing articles were recovered, police say, many with security devices and tags still attached.

The three Jacksonville men were all given $70,000 secured bonds.