gangs are behind cyclone looting in Hawke's Bay
AWaikato Mongrel Mob leader doubts the gang's Hawke's Bay chapters are responsible for looting around Napier in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle, but is keen to look into it.
The community was battered by the cyclone last week with intense flooding, causing massive destruction and multiple deaths.
But as residents desperately try to recover from the disaster, tensions are rising with accusations gang members are stealing much-needed supplies from hard-hit communities.
Newshub has heard first-hand accounts of people witnessing the theft of food and nappies. Others say generators and prized possessions are being taken from flood-damaged homes.
"The vulnerable are now getting their stuff stolen. The gangs are coming in, or looters in general. They're threatening people, stealing their stuff. We are very scared, people are very scared," said Napier local Grant Porter.
Link to article: Mongrel Mob leader responds to claims gangs are behind cyclone looting in Hawke's Bay (msn.com)