Looters taking advantage of Irma quickly learn Florida police aren't playing

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9 arrested for looting as Irma hits Florida

According to Police in Fort Lauderdale, nine were arrested in connection to a sportswear store burglary.

City officials on Tuesday lifted a local 7pm to 7am curfew that had been in place since Sunday.

Miami police took to social media to warn Miami residents against the crime by posting a picture of looters sitting in a jail cell. In total, officers found about 100 items of clothing, shoes and cellular phones, police said.

Police also posted about other topics relating to Hurricane Irma on Sunday night, including flooding, and the organization of assessment teams to survey the damage in Miami.

'I think it's despicable that anyone would try to take advantage of the fact that we're in a vulnerable state, ' Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez said. Ask these guys how that turned out.

Cabrera didn't have specific details about the looting incidents.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department, which is among those battling the historic hurricane, tweeted a photo of one of its officers and his K-9 partner getting some rest together.

Fort Lauderdale police later apprehended and arrested nearly a dozen individuals in the group.

"Going to prison for a pair of sneakers is a pretty bad vital decision", said City Police Chief Rick Maglione.

More than 50 suspected looters were arrested during Hurricane Irma, with 26 of them accused of breaking into the same Walmart store in the north side of Miami, Reuters reported.

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