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Five people were arrested for looting after a group broke into a Dollar General store in Wilmington, North Carolina, following Hurricane Florence.

The arrests came after police shared on Twitter they were asked by a nearby Family Dollar’s owners not to arrest different individuals seen looting on video filmed by a CBS affiliate in the city.

The article goes on to state the following:

“Moments ago officers arrested five individuals who broke in and looted the Dollar General at 5th & Dawson Streets,” the Wilmington Police Department tweeted. “Charges are pending and those details will be released as they become available.”

Wilmington Deputy Police Chief Mitch Cunningham said the department spoke to the owner, who then changed his mind.

“Initially our officers responded to the first one that occurred — the Family Dollar over on Greenfield Street — and unfortunately the owner did not want to pursue charges,” Cunningham said Saturday, speaking to a handful of reporters, including Wilmington ABC affiliate WWAY. “Later in contact with the owner he reversed his decision, we’re working with the DA and charges will be filed.

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