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Looting reported in NE Houston supermarket

A flooded residential neighborhood in Southeast Houston, TX, Photo Date: 8/27/2017 Photo: Adam Rayburn

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- A large supermarket in the Northeast part of Houston was the scene of looting on Tuesday.

ABC News' Tom Llamas live-tweeted what he was seeing in real-time and also stated that police discovered a body nearby.

Llamas later said that he informed police of what was going on which resulted in multiple police reporting to the scene.

On Monday, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo spoke with "GMA" about the department's goals as they patrol the streets during the storm.

Other than making sure citizens who are stuck in their homes are rescued, Acevedo also declared he would do his best to stop looting.

"We've already arrested a handful of looters," Acevedo said. We've made it real clear to our community we're going to do whatever it takes to protect their homes and their businesses."

The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office also issued a stern warning to criminals on Facebook.


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