Suspected looter arrested by police

PHILIPSBURG–One man was arrested during a house search in Bishop Hill close to 3:00pm Wednesday in connection with the ongoing looting investigations since the passing of Hurricane Irma.

  Police said on Thursday that numerous pieces of jewellery and a firearm were found during the search of this house and confiscated for further investigation. The suspect was taken to the Philipsburg police headquarters where he remains in custody for questioning and further investigation.

  A second house search took place at a home in Ebenezer where also several pieces of jewellery were found and confiscated. No suspect was arrested during this search.

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  This investigation is ongoing.

Source: The Daily Herald