Breezy Point Storm Victims' Homes Looted Over Thanksgiving: Report

Saturday, Nov 24, 2012  |  Updated 7:09 PM EDT
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Storm Victims' Homes Looted Over Thanksgiving: Report

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Ginny Flanagan, 70, who lives in Breezy Point, reacts returning to her damaged home and destroyed neighborhood for the first time in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in New York. With overnight temperatures sinking into the 30s and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses still without electricity six days after Sandy howled through, people piled on layers of clothes, and New York City officials handed out blankets and urged victims to go to overnight shelters or daytime warming centers. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Some residents of a Queens neighborhood that suffered fire and flooding during Sandy say thieves looted their damaged houses over Thanksgiving.

The New York Post reports 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.

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