Reports of Looting Follow Hurricane Sandy

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During this trying time, most New Yorkers are doing their absolute best to help people out and be polite. Unfortunately, there have also been numerous reports of looting from Coney Island to Queens, where fifteen people in Far Rockaway were charged with breaking into various businesses, including a liquor store and Radio Shack. District Attorney Richard Brown said the city “has zero tolerance for looters who would exploit a natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy for their own personal gain,” while Ray Kelly said the NYPD is “doing everything we can to see that it doesn’t recur.”