Before the storm hit, police Chief Rick Maglione had pledged to protect evacuated homes.
Ryan Cook and Max Saintvil were arrested on suspicion of burglary by Fort Lauderdale police. They include, Kenneth Pinkney, 18; Zara Dumornay, 20; Tyrell Pratt, 23; Teonhki Robinson, 38; Michael Brown, 20, and 22-year-old Rossano Henry.
The Miami-Dade County Police Department says officers have made almost 30 arrests so far of people trying to make off with electronics, sports equipment, cellphones and more from local businesses that locked their doors to escape the storm. Further, an deputy in Broward shot one teenager and arrested another after they reportedly attempted to break in to an affluent Fort Lauderdale suburb home.
Florida police have started to arrest a wave of unscrupulous looters out to take advantage of the devastation caused by monster Hurricane Irma.
Every storm has its class of low life scumbags known as looters. "Choose wisely and stay home".
Sumter Electric Cooperative, and electric company in the Orlando area, reported men posing as utility workers knocking on doors and robbing victims at gunpoint, Fox 11 reported.