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Over the past couple of weeks many in the northeast of experienced the worst nature has to offer as well as the best man kind -- to get.
There are many wonderful stories about the recovery efforts from superstore and sandy in last week's nor'easter.
But tonight's is not one of them.
Senior correspondent Rick Leventhal on folks who -- making a bad situation even worse and the efforts by police to stop them.
Every afternoon as the sun sets the MYPD takes flight.
Specially equipped they won nineteen koala helicopters patrolled New York City neighborhoods hardest hit by hurricane sandy.
Shining -- -- spotlights on the darkened streets of Staten Island Brooklyn and the -- -- including Long Beach and breezy point.
We -- that -- in the -- would have a light it up.
-- to sneak around at night when we don't have the light on to make sure that.
The neighborhoods -- -- they can see in the dark with flir infrared systems heat seeking equipment to -- warm bodies are hot engines.
The goal is to minimize crime and prevent looting.
YPD reports burglaries were up 2% last week over the same time last year.
Storm related arrests.
If they -- something suspicious the pilots who are also cops radio fellow officers on the ground or -- harbor units who -- respond quickly to any call.
They deftly kept apart from the NYPD aviation.
We will see them and we will get them.
In addition to the air patrols EL YPD has deployed 500 of these light towers and neighborhood still in the dark nearly three weeks after the storm.
An extra officers are working extended hours trying to maintain order until the power can be restored -- Rick Leventhal reporting from New York's Long Island Rick thanks -- --
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