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There's a new nightmare today for some of the communities hit hardest by super storm sandy.
Looters invading neighborhoods were residents were forced from their homes see the red signs on at a red stickers that means don't go win including the owners.
Well folks are rooting through the rubble and taking off with the valuables left behind.
It's so bad the police are being forced to fight the problem on the ground -- in the -- Rick Leventhal live in the freezing point neighborhood of queens New York which was burned and hit so badly wreck.
Megan yes this neighborhood lost a lot of homes of fire but most are still standing.
Badly damaged -- -- polluters in back PMI PD says that last week burglaries are up 2% over the same time last year.
Storm related arrests most for burglaries of homes like the one you see behind me so they've.
A start as aggressive program.
Deploying -- aviation unit to try and scout on these areas from above we flew the MI PB earlier this week.
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They are light and -- your efforts to bail to the storm ravaged neighborhoods are equipped with -- -- spotlights illuminate -- and homes and streets.
And remind people on the ground that -- YPD is watching.
We -- that -- in the -- I would at a lighted up.
And waited to sneak around at night when we don't have the light on to make sure that.
The neighborhoods remain -- These helicopter equipped with what I'm told the couple million dollars worth -- high tech equipment including flir infrared -- heat seeking equipment that shows images on the screen.
But any heat signatures on the ground could be a warm body or -- hot.
Vehicle engine I've converted to a digital image on the screen so even if there's someone is hiding in the dark.
And the police believe the spotlight -- -- still see them and with the onboard mapping and GPS they know exactly where these people are so the pilots were also police officers.
Radio -- units who were on the ground are we even went in boats out of the harbor and those officers can get to the seem much more quickly of one of the officers told me.
They definitely can't hide from the NYPD aviation unit we will see them.
And we will get the mega and so they're working very hard to try and protect people belongs here on the ground insult to injury -- that -- -- thank you.
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