Looting: Stealing At A Time Of Natural Disaster

Article by Mark Williams, Solicitor, Potts Lawyers – 24 January 2011.

With the devastating floods Queensland has recently endured, many people have lost their homes, personal property, valuables and in some cases, their lives. Looting is a criminal offence of much interest at this time.

There is obvious damage to property and homes, the loss of infrastructure and the economic loss to local communities.  Many businesses have suffered a loss in revenue which in turn causes a loss of jobs.  The personal and economic costs are high. Continue reading Looting: Stealing At A Time Of Natural Disaster