Arrests made in two looting incidents as Woolsey Fire continues to burn
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (FOX 11) - Officials said there have been two incidents of looting as the 70,000-acre Woolsey Fire continues to burn through Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
Two people were arrested on suspicion of looting Friday, Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt. Eric Buschow said during a press conference Saturday morning.
One of the looting incidents involved a pursuit of a vehicle, he said.
"If you come here with the intent of taking advantage of the situation, we will arrest you, and you will go to jail."
At least 200 deputies will be in the five Los Angeles County cities effected by the fire -- Westlake Village, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Calabasas and Malibu -- doing property evaluations and looking for any possible looters, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Chief John Benedict said.
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"There is zero tolerance for any looting,'' Benedict said.
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