Rampant looting in Tacloban City in aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

http://twitter.com/#!/moreresbullpls/status/399854118103040000

On Saturday, Twitchy reported that scores of Filipinos cheerfully looted a Tacloban City mal in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. Today, amid reports of 10,000 deaths, looting and theft have become even more widespread, according to local news reports and eyewitnesses. One local news outlet describes the scene at Robinson’s Place shopping center as follows:

Children lugged plastic bags of rubber shoes and sandals. A group of men sported identical Hello Kitty backpacks, each filled with loot. Two teenagers towed a stroller full of DVD players.

Attempts were also apparently made to break into automatic teller machines.

Many of the looters don’t appear to be hungry or desperate, and they are not stealing only bare necessities such as food and water.

http://twitter.com/#!/beacupin/status/399210458579599360
http://twitter.com/#!/ABSCBNNews/status/399829588714344449
http://twitter.com/#!/KCMontero/status/399853657434255361

Homes, too? Yes, everyone is a potential target of the looters. Even relief workers.

http://twitter.com/#!/jonathantobi/status/399725842076430336
http://twitter.com/#!/USRadioNews/status/399823104127410176

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/11/11/rampant-looting-in-tacloban-city-in-aftermath-of-typhoon-haiyan/

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