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

Eddiehustle
Eddiehustle

Why did they blur their faces on the video. If you're not going to prosecute you can at least embarrass them. Not to mention that might not be the only crime they've committed, could help identify them if they continue their crime spree.

alemke
alemke

The owner is surrendering/giving away the inventory therefore there is no coverage for the theft of the items. He'd better not try to get his insurance company to pay for that mess!

Smaugmik
Smaugmik

The entire store only adds up to $147.00

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

How lucky they didn't have far to haul their loot to, just across the street !! Win win for the thieves. I am surprised I didn't see any shopping carts though.. They could have made just one or two trips to haul it all home....

angeleyes
angeleyes

after it's all said and done, maybe the family dollar will find a better location as it's not worth being robbed before, during and after a hurricane. Better stock up people, tp and most dollar items only last so long, then it's back to living off welfare. Of course, then there is the insurance or what's that government housing and payments called? they still have that to scam, that alone should last them a year or two more. Scavengers, thieves, their mothers/grandmothers/whatever raised them must be so proud.

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

Not just stealing but also destroying this business. Who told Wilmington PD to stand down? This is just wrong. I hope there is civil action against whoever is responsible.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

The management just contributed to the overall problem. Looters should get shot, and can be if martial law gets declared. I'm sure that won't happen tho.....they <the looters> might have more than just their feelings hurt.

SICKOFITALL
SICKOFITALL

THUGS ARE THUGS NO MATTER WHERE THEY LIVE AND THEY SHOULD SERVE TIME FOR STEALING,

SgtRock
SgtRock

I don't see any white supremacists in the video or photo. Wonder why?

Bob480hivolt
Bob480hivolt

Wait till management finds out that insurance won't reimburse them because they told the police not to intervene!

butch11
butch11

Need to go back to the old days ... shoot on sight

VicG
VicG

Yep, that seems to be the way things are going, give these animals whatever they want. Disgusting...

Stanracer
Stanracer

As we know, there are certain people in life who are apparently immune from the laws. At lease they think they are. This is a perfect example

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Not surprising that 99% of the time it's the same ethnic group doing the damage and looting. The hurricanes that hit Texas and Florida last year, those videos were the same thing!! Hope the insurance company sees this and refuses their claim!!!

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!!

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

Needs more Roof Koreans.

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.

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....

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.