Amy Yensi, CBS Baltimore, April 28, 2015
We’ve seen plenty of images at this point of looters leaving stores with stolen items. Now one business owner is sharing shocking video of what they did inside his store.
A nonstop rush of looters has a free-for-all inside the Sports Mart in Mondawmin Mall.
“Look at him. He’s got jackets, everything.”
Cameras catch groups of young men and women barging into the sporting goods store, scooping up anything in sight and completely ransacking the place.
The owners helplessly watched for hours Monday, as they say hundreds of looters ran through, snatching sneakers, hats and clothing right off the racks.
“We have a webcam and it showed hundreds of people in here. It was like Macy’s Day Parade,” said Harvey Levy, Sports Mart president.
Leaving the 35-year-old family-owned business in shambles and a feeling of distrust for its owners.
“We’re a community-based store, and the community took care of us last night. They wiped us out,” said Brian Levy.
Piles of empty boxes and sneakers without pairs line the sprawling stock room.
Eleven people work at that store and are now out of a job. The owner says he’s not sure if he’ll even reopen.