Looters took control of streets in New York City after days of power outage and food dearth in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. This has created further problems for the residents of the city who are already reeling from the damage and destruction caused by the super storm.
Several brazen thugs have robbed their neighbors and local area shops of everything from basic food stuff to expensive electronics, and they are even brazenly taking to Twitter to showcase their achievements.
The looters who appeared to have organized through the hashtag #SANDYLOOTCREW proudly posted photos of the things they stole. One of such Twitter users named @SevenleafB tweeted:
Similarly another Twitter user @StevenGazz proudly announced on the social network that his mother had stolen him a new shirt.
Twitter user @Elfoxoloco tweeted:
Many looters also targeted stores with electronic goods. One of them with the user name @MTWriot tweeted a photo of the latest iPhone 5 he stole.
At the same time many people have also used the hashtag to express their disgust at the actions of the self-proclaimed ‘loot crew’. One user @Way2Wonderland tweeted:
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has called on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to put an end to the massive ravaging that has occurred in areas of South Brooklyn. In order to curb any such further looting activity a large contingent of National Guard troops has been deployed in mainland neighborhoods.
However, residents have said that they are afraid to leave their apartments, even though they have no water or electricity. It can only be hoped that relief operations get completed as soon as possible so that New York City and its people can get back to their routine life.