NYC storm victims’ homes looted over Thanksgiving
ASSOCIATED PRESS November 24, 2012 2:52PM
FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2012 file photo, a burned bicycle lies in the ashes of a burned out home in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York. More than 50 homes were lost in a fire that swept through the oceanside community during Superstorm Sandy. Some residents of New York City's storm-battered Breezy Point neighborhood say thieves looted their damaged houses over Thanksgiving. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Updated: November 24, 2012 2:52PM
NEW YORK — Some residents of a New York City neighborhood that suffered fire and flooding during Superstorm Sandy say thieves looted their damaged houses over Thanksgiving.
The New York Post reports (http://bit.ly/QgcssM ) that thieves struck at least three homes in the Breezy Point section of Queens.
One couple lost a $25,000 coin collection along with jewelry and watches.
The break-ins occurred Wednesday or Thursday when many residents were away for the holiday.
Robert Bainbridge says looters took $400 in two change jars. He says he’s trying to repair his flooded home and the theft “adds insult to injury.”
The Post reports that there were 14 home break-ins in Breezy Point from Nov. 12 to Nov. 18. There were none during the same period last year.
Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com