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Breezy Point storm victims looted over Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Some residents of New York City's storm-battered Breezy Point neighborhood 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 Queens enclave. The Post says 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.

Breezy Point Robert Bainbridge says looters took $400 in two change jars.

Bainbridge said he is trying to repair his flooded home and the theft "adds insult to injury."

The Post says 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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