Buffalo authorities said Monday that numerous captures have been made after occurrences of plundering were accounted for following the destructive winter storm in Western New York over Christmas weekend.
“Our officials have answered a few reports,” Buffalo Police Magistrate Joseph Gramaglia said at a news meeting Monday afternoon. “We have made a couple of captures, we have mediated in a portion of those. We have helped no less than one area that I’m mindful of in getting a store blocked.”
A few group posted pictures and video of stealing from occurrences via web-based entertainment throughout the end of the week, neighborhood Television slot WRGZ detailed. Recordings seemed to show stores with crushed windows and a scoured 7-11 odds and ends shop. New York State Police said two affirmed reports of stealing from episodes were being scrutinized.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown shot the reports of plundering at a news meeting with Gov. Kathy Hochul Monday afternoon.
“Individuals who are out plundering when individuals are losing their lives in this brutal winter storm is simply totally unpardonable,” Brown said. “I don’t have the foggiest idea how these individuals can even live with themselves, how they can check out at themselves in the mirror. They are the scummiest of the scummy.
“What’s more, from a portion of the photos that we’ve found in virtual entertainment of these thieves, they’re not stealing from food sources and prescriptions. They’re simply stealing from things that they need,” he added. “In this way, these aren’t even individuals in trouble. These are individuals that are exploiting a cataclysmic event and the enduring of numerous locally to take what they need from retailers – likewise, possibly endangering [emergency response] administrations in the networks where they are plundering.”