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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Richard Kurtz
Richard Kurtz

I am sure they are hoping for the insurance money, but by calling off the police, I bet they get denied. It should be legal to shoot looters. They are the lowest forms of life.

Hi_estCommDenomn
Hi_estCommDenomn

Gee not the usual suspects again.......

HEY HEY HEEEY! ITS FAAAAT ALBERT!

Look at that fat one in red on the right in the main photo up top the one digging in his ass....

teacher33
teacher33

Gross store anyway, get the insurance money and close the doors. The neighborhood obviously doesnt have any respect for the management. Get out and stay out.

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

Needs more Roof Koreans.

Mic911
Mic911

Here is what will happen..insurance company will deny claim, management will be in trouble with the company. Business loses too much money, they close store, and call the looting a going out of business sale.Management is placed at different store and promoted, rather than terminated, to start holding other liquidation sales. And the police wins also, no more theft, shoplifting, fight calls and whatever else the responded to in past. Building remains empty, someone torches it, fire department gets free training on surround and drown. And the looters are indentified and prosecuted, just proving ...animals belong in cages!!

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