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May 23, 2013

Two arrested for looting in damaged Moore

Norman —

Police arrested two men on looting complaints Tuesday after homeowners saw the men and alerted authorities, said Moore Police Department spokesman Jeremy Lewis.

“Two homeowners walked up on their house — it was a house that was totally demolished — and they saw two people going through their stuff and putting things in their pocket,” Lewis said.

Authorities have not identified the men at this time.

A local television news station has also reported that a Moore resident had two shoguns stolen from their home which was damaged by the storm.

Law enforcement agencies are enforcing a curfew around the areas affected by the tornado in Moore to help prevent looting and to keep people safe, Lewis said.

“We want everyone out of the debris area by dark to continue the search effort,” Lewis said Tuesday.

The curfew was implemented Monday night. Lewis said most of the areas they are blocking off are where houses are no longer standing.

“Most of the structures are not safe, that’s why we’re not letting anyone in,” he said.

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