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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2012 file photo, Christmas decorations from the charred remains of a home, are shown in the Breezy Point section New York's Queens borough. More than 50 homes were lost in a fire that swept through the oceanside community during Superstorm Sandy. Some residents of New York City's storm-battered Breezy Point neighborhood say thieves looted their damaged houses over Thanksgiving.

Mark Lennihan, Associated Press - Ap

NYC storm victims' homes looted over Thanksgiving

  • Associated Press
  • November 24, 2012 - 12:53 PM

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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