Several suspected looters were arrested in Soho on Sunday night after chaos erupted in protest of George Floyd’s death.
A group of 12 people hanged police after a few high-boutiques outside Nike’s Soho on Broadway – even a Bloomingdale department store – were looted overnight in Rye.
A man was also shot in Soho, near Spring and Crossby Roads, around 12:30 a.m. Monday. It was not immediately clear whether the shooting was related to looting in the area.
Shortly after the shooting at the same intersection, a poster reporter witnessed the arrest of a man driving a silver Mercedes Benz sedan.
Pulling their guns, the police ordered the man to “park the car. Get F now! “
Witnesses to some of the looting raids on Green Street said the suspects appeared to have a system where one group would break into a store while others waited to get out.
The witness said, “The robbers were going from shop to shop regularly. “Their people went in, took over, took over [items]. At that time there were people in Revale [scooters] Fly. It was hundreds of people. ”
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Outside Soho, police stopped a car packed in a business box with some Gucci items – one of several luxury shops in the neighborhood.
Earlier on Monday, a number of youths were seen chasing police and escorting them outside the Guerrero’s Uster Road location.
They were then placed in a police van parked outside the store.
Police have arrested at least five suspected robbers outside Bloomingdale on Broadway.
Many of the suspected robbers arrested by police on Monday morning appeared to be young men.
Before dawn the streets were still littered with looted things. Broken glass was scattered across the sidewalk.
Other neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn were also targeted by looters on Sunday night, but Soho appeared to be the hardest hit.