(CBS/AP) NEW YORK -- Nine people have been arrested for allegedly stealing from businesses near one of the areas hardest hit by monster storm Sandy, reports CBS New York.
Three people were arrested at a gas station, three at a Radio Shack, and two at a clothing store in the Rockaways, a coastal area of the borough of Queens.
The Rockaway Peninsula was severely damaged by flooding and violent winds during the storm. Surges left Rockaway Beach inundated, and an out-of-control six-alarm fire destroyed more than 80 homes in the Breezy Point section of the peninsula Monday night.
The alleged lefts happened between Monday and Tuesday.