A wave a looters followed the Sandy storm surge in Coney  Island, creating a double-whammy for business owners trying to pick up  the obliterated pieces.

The thieves started down Mermaid Avenue Tuesday morning as  the chest-high water receded, turning the seaside community known for  its hotdogs and tourist attractions into a lawless free-for-all.
“People were running in and out of Rent-A-Center carrying these  big flat screens. They were holding on tight,” said witness Aisha  John, 20. “I couldn’t understand how someone could steal a big TV in  broad
daylight, but no one cared.”
She said people were running out of a nearby Rite Aid with bags  of diapers and wipes.
“Look, they’ve been looting our wallets for too long,” said a  young male who claimed he helped himself to a TV at the Rent-A-Center

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