Two groups of looters were caught on camera Sunday ransacking two separate sporting goods stores in hurricane-hit South Florida as one alleged looter was shot and at least 12 are arrested, local media reported.
A Broward County sheriff’s deputy shot a teenager and arrested another after they are alleged to have tried to break in to a home in the affluent Fort Lauderdale suburb of Weston at around 3:00am Saturday, NBC 6 TV reported.
Local officials said that deputies responded to the home after the owners, who were out of town, noticed that their surveillance system captured the burglars inside.
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The teenager was rushed to hospital with injuries that are considered non-life-threatening.
Meanwhile, at least eight people were filmed by a television camera breaking into and stealing merchandise from a Fort Lauderdale shoe store as Hurricane Irma pummeled South Florida.
Camera crews from ABC Local 10 filmed the group of men and women breaking into Simon’s Sportswear, an athletic clothing retailer with dozens of locations across South Florida.
Some members of the group leave with merchandise.
ABC Local 10 also reports that a group vandalized a Foot Locker in the city, which is 25 miles north of Miami.
It is not clear whether the two groups were the same or not.
No one shown in the video has been identified.