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Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Nine people arrested for allegedly looting businesses in NYC, report says

Damage from Sandy near Rockaway Beach in the New York City borough of Queens, Oct. 30, 2012, in New York. AP

(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.

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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.