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Two arrested in post-tornado Raleigh looting

Posted April 27, 2011

— Raleigh police arrested two more men Tuesday in connection with looting at businesses destroyed in the April 16 tornadoes, according to arrest warrants.

Police said George Orji, 54, of 4844 Crockett Court, and Ikechukwu Augustine Okeke, 50, of 3220 Calumet Drive, were arrested inside the Dish Network office on Yonkers Road, which was severely damaged in last week's storms and deemed unsafe by city building inspectors.

Orji and Okeke were charged with felony looting and second-degree trespassing. Okeke also faces a felony breaking and entering charge, warrants state.

They were both being held in the Wake County jail Wednesday.

Last week, Raleigh police arrested four men and charged them in the looting of Coats Auto Body shop on South Saunders Street, which also suffered severe tornado damage.


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  • 37 Apr 28, 2011

    Do we know the whereabouts of Heineken Man when this occurred? Looting is preying upon the misfortune of others and indicates a lack of respect for anyone else. Sentence them to work in a homeless shelter or a project building and repairing home of those who suffered.

  • nomorethanthat Apr 28, 2011

    Going on the basis of their names and the photo of each, they both appear to be African and if they are they both grew up in a culture that is not American? Questions pending are: Where did they grow up? If not native born, when did they come to this country and are they here legally?

  • map1agmachining Apr 28, 2011

    They should be put on tornado clean up dutie for 30 days with no pay.

  • Scubagirl Apr 28, 2011

    And people wonder why trust has gone away....well these guys and the repair scammers are a great example of why.....ALL these should be arrested.

  • Scubagirl Apr 28, 2011

    Good! Keep them in jail until they are tried and convicted! Bums! How low can people get?

  • ajfuddermukker Apr 28, 2011

    Should've been take them to jail.

  • FairPlay Apr 28, 2011

    They have no morals and need to be ashamed. Even if down and out they can go to shelters and more. They are just wrong and stupid.

  • Dale Apr 28, 2011

    They should be put away for life, shut the front door, gt_football, hopefully you were joking and not serious. What they did was minor compared to half the things that go on around here every day. Child molesters, people who murder/rape, people that drink and drive, etc. don't even get life...

  • YNCSW51 Apr 28, 2011

    Glad they got caught preying on someone elses misfortune. Keep them lock up. They know better.

  • gt_football Apr 28, 2011

    Great, these two should be put away for LIFE