WASHINGTON Sept 12 (TNS): Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc in areas of the US and the Caribbean islands it struck and footage has emerged from the Virgin Islands where escaped prisoners caused anarchy on the streets and sparked mass looting.
Between 100 and 120 inmates were said to have escape a prison on the Virgin Islands after the building was partially destroyed by Irma.
Power has gone down for 7.2million homes and businesses in Florida meaning that there has been looting in the US as well as on Caribbean islands.
Meanwhile in the US police have taken to shaming looters they captured, taking a picture of them as they sit in a cell.
Miami Police Department posted a Facebook image of nine people zip-tied in jail with the caption: ‘Thinking about looting? Ask these guys how that turned out #stayindoors.’
Footage from St Martin (above) shows large-scale looting on the streets with people freely walking through town centres taking items.
More than two dozen have been arrested for looting across Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
Countless people were caught running from a Foot Locker carrying as many pairs of sneakers as they could.