This is the first case of post-Irene looting I’ve heard of in the North Country. Four men allegedly stole guns, alcohol and a television set from homes and businesses evacuated after the floods.
This detail from the Plattsburgh Press-Republican makes this all sound kind of scary.
After an investigation by New York State Police, the four men were arrested Wednesday. During that investigation, police found Smith and Santa Maria in possession of a New York State Police uniform that had been stolen from the American Legion Dry Cleaners on Malone.
The uniform was recovered, and the investigation is continuing with Malone-based State Police.