Houston police chief warns potential criminals if they try to loot wake of Hurricane Harvey

"I guarantee you when you take advantage of people and prey on them in these circumstances, that's despicable behavior, and we're all going to push hard to make sure you don't see the sunlight any time soon," Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said.
1:39 | 08/29/17

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Transcript for Houston police chief warns potential criminals if they try to loot wake of Hurricane Harvey
Rescues of the Los count was well over 3500. How folks have been rescued. But we've also Guillen is really important to you know that we're not just a search and rescue mode we're still a long fortunate in public safety mode. So last night we actually had though some arrests made over crew that was robbing members of our community. Officers are heard about it they deployed in heavy rain they found them. They went for shoes and although those suspects were taken into custody and here's brought to say that people that would take advantage. But individuals is a state of Texas. Hand were welcoming city. But we are not going to tolerate. People victimizing especially. When he armed robbers or community we're gonna catch you and I promise you this we are gonna push hard have talked to district attorney. To seek that's the fullest. Two things the fullest prosecution possible available for any crime that's committed. And secondly we're going to urge juries and judges to give you the most close toughest sentence that you can possibly get. So word of the wise don't come to Houston seizure every cot. And I guarantee you when you take advantage and including our own. Criminal element here you take advantage of people and prey on them on these circumstances. That's to sprinkle the despicable behavior. And were all gonna push hard to make sure you don't see the the us unlike any time soon and so we've got armed robbers last night in the middle of the night and we also got more looters. Helpful looters. GameStop last night.

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