According to the police, 15 to 20 people have been arrested on charges of robbery.New Delhi:
Nearly 20 teenagers were arrested and two weapons were recovered after a group of teenagers vandalised shops in the US state of Philadelphia on Tuesday, police said. This information has been given in a report. Philadelphia police have launched a crackdown after reports of mass looting at stores such as Apple Store, Footlocker and Lululemon surfaced.
Law Enforcement confirmed the arrest of 15 to 20 people involved in the robbery till midnight on Wednesday. According to Fox News, videos shared on social media, including X (formerly Twitter), showed hundreds of masked robbers attacking and looting retail stores such as Lululemon, Apple Store and FootLocker.
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Video from the looted Apple Store shows iPhones and iPads scattered on the display table. Fox News reported that many of the stolen Apple products were eventually abandoned due to their anti-theft features.
According to the police, 15 to 20 people have been arrested on charges of robbery. In the viral video on the internet, the mob is seen occupying the shops.
The protesters are said to have gathered to demand justice for Eddie Irizari, who was shot dead by a Philadelphia police officer last month. Initial reports of vandalism near Rittenhouse Square started pouring in after 8 pm. After this, peaceful protesters dispersed in the ongoing meeting at City Hall.
However, Senior Philadelphia Police Officer John Stanford insisted that Irizari's supporters had nothing to do with Tuesday night's unrest.