VIDEO: Cops Told Not To Intervene With Looters 'Finding' Stuff At Family Dollar

Wilmington Police Department says that they have been told not to intervene with looters at Family Dollar.

Wilmington, NC - Local reporter Hannah Brewer drove by Family Dollar in Wilmington Friday to see what appeared to be a mass looting of the store.

Following reports of the looting, the police department responded that they have been asked not to intervene.

"We are aware of the looting occurring at the Family Dollar Store at 13th & Greenfield Sts, unfortunately management has asked not to intervene at this time," the department said in a tweet on Saturday.

The city has announced that in response to the looting, they will be placing an extended curfew in effect in the area where looting is heaviest.

WECT reports that earlier in the week, District Attorney Ben David said he was clearing out room at the jail to make room for any looters.

"There is a vacancy sign on our jail," David said at the time. We have room for people who are going to show the worst in humanity during this. If that means going into unoccupied homes because people have left or looting property thats exposed to the elements or price gouging that comes in the wake of clean up,"

The DA advised the police department to aggressively pursue looters, however there's nothing that police can do if the property owner's won't cooperate.

David says that they will attempt to identify people from the video.

"Were going to do everything we can to protect your property. This is not a response to the video, this has been our message before the storm arrived," David told WECT. "This conduct does not speak for the people in that community."

You can see the video of the looting below:

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njbud
njbud

I would hope that the insurance company for Family Dollar see's this and doesn't give Family Dollar a dime in coverage.

spclopr8tr
spclopr8tr

You can take the animals out of the jungle, but you can't take the jungle out of the animals.

Moe87
Moe87

Maybe, just maybe, the managment of Family Dollar is doing this out of kindness, knowing people will need supplies. This means the looting is more of a donation and isn’t worth the police investigation. Regardless, the insurance will pay because its not worth causing potential harm to others, including the police.

Officer Cynical
Officer Cynical

Do they sell Nike brand at Family Dollar? Asking for a friend.

Hunterriley
Hunterriley

SHOOT THOSE ASSHOLES....FREE UP MILLIONS OF WELFARE DOLLARS