WILMINGTON, NC (WSCC) - Dramatic video from Wilmington, North Carolina, shows a news crew arriving at a Family Dollar to find dozens of people carrying items out of the store.
The camera man shot video inside the store that looked destroyed with items and shelving thrown everywhere.
Police were not present at the store and later said that "management [of the Dollar Tree] has asked not to intervene at this time."
NEWS ALERT - We are aware of the looting occurring at the Family Dollar Store at 13th & Greenfield Sts, unfortunately management has asked not to intervene at this time.— Wilmington Police (@WilmingtonPD) September 15, 2018
Wilmington Police enacted an extended curfew, due to the looting, which started at 5pm Saturday and will go until 6am. The citywide curfew will run from 10pm to 6am.
In response to looting in the area, an extended curfew is now in place for the block between 13th, 14th, Greenfield and Martin Streets. This curfew went into effect at 5 pm and will remain in effect until 6 am. The citywide curfew will run from 10 pm until 6 am.— Wilmington NC (@CityofWilm) September 15, 2018
The Dollar Tree has decided to press charges using the video from the news. Police have arrested 5 people so far and are working to identify the others.