Philadelphia police increase presence after looters wreak havoc on city

PHILADELPHIA — There was an increased police presence in Philadelphia on Wednesday night after a group of looters wreaked havoc on the city.

“The bottom line is sending a message that Philadelphia is not going to be the place where you can do this type of behavior,” said Interim Philadelphia Police Commissioner John Stanford.

As police added more patrols, businesses across the city closed early. An Aldi in the city’s Olney neighborhood had security at its boarded-up property.

“It’s just an excuse for them to act up. Like it don’t make no sense. They’re tearing up the neighborhoods where we gotta shop at and they gotta shop at,” said Jamal Howard of Olney.

R&I – TP


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