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NYC storm victims’ homes looted over Thanksgiving

Updated at: 11/24/2012 12:35 PM
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(AP) NEW YORK - Some residents of a New York City neighborhood that suffered fire and flooding during Superstorm Sandy say thieves looted their damaged houses over Thanksgiving.

The New York Post reports ( http://bit.ly/QgcssM) 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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Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com

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