Masked children are seen LOOTING Footlocker, Apple and Lululemon stores as Philadelphia descends into anarchy – with shots fired while cops brawl with thieves and punch one in the face

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  • Thieves in the city of Philadelphia have been ransacking stores in the city center including Apple, Lululemon and Footlocker
  • Videos shared on social media show officers apprehending looters as they attempt to leave with merchandise  
  • Footage from the Apple store shows the aftermath of the looting, with iPhones and other electronic goods seemingly ripped from their display stands 

About twenty people have been arrested after widespread looting broke out in Philadelphia last night, with one woman who livestreamed the chaos.

Police in the city said that a large group of around 100 juveniles kept moving from store to store and looting them.

Videos shared on social media show officers attempting to grab thieves, some of whom are wearing Halloween masks, as they run riot through a Lululemon store.

One officer manages to hit one of the looters with a punch after managing to tackle them to the ground, in social media footage. 

The incident happened on Walnut Street in the heart of the city center and also involved a nearby Foot Locker and Apple store.

Police in the city said that they had so far made between 15 to 20 arrests and recovered two firearms from the scenes.

Footage shows bikes and piles of merchandise piled up on the sidewalk outside of the Lululemon branch as officers arrived on the scene and started making arrests.

About twenty people have been arrested after widespread looting broke out in Philadelphia last night, with one woman who livestreamed the chaos
Police in the city said that a large group of around 100 juveniles kept moving from store to store and looting them

About twenty people have been arrested after widespread looting broke out in Philadelphia last night, with one woman who livestreamed the chaos 

One woman, Dayjia Blackwell, had been livestreaming the chaos in the city onto her Instagram page and sharing clips of the looting, seemingly encouraging it.

Much to her dismay, social media users posted videos of what they described as Blackwell also later being apprehended by police officers while livestreaming.

Police are yet to confirm whether she was arrested or charged after the widespread crime spree. 

Footage captured of her seemingly being handcuffed by officers was shared onto social media.

Prior to that, Blackwell had been sharing videos of the robberies onto her social media page. 

Footage shows bikes and piles of merchandise piled up on the sidewalk outside of the Lululemon branch as officers arrived on the scene and started making arrests. 

Earlier footage from the Apple store shows the aftermath of the looting, with iPhones and other electronic goods seemingly ripped from their display stands. 

What appears to be staff members can be seen standing around looking bemused.

Fox News reporter Steve Keeley also shared footage showing the fallout of the looting. 

Officers can be seen placing handcuffs on one man, as they guard the exterior of the store. 

Numerous people can be heard shouting in the background as he is led to the rear of a police van. 

Another shot of looters outside the Lululemon store shows a large number of thieves making their escape as officers arrive on the scene. 

Dayjia Blackwell, had been livestreaming the chaos in the city onto her Instagram page and sharing clips of the looting, seemingly encouraging it
While livestreaming, the car Blackwell was in was pulled over by officers and she was said to have been arrested

Dayjia Blackwell, had been livestreaming the chaos in the city onto her Instagram page and sharing clips of the looting, seemingly encouraging it before she was later arrested

After a large number of thieves made their escape, police arrive on the scene and manage to grab several individuals
Numerous officers quickly arrive on the scene and can be seen pinning several men down

Another shot of looters outside the Lululemon store shows a large number of thieves making their escape, as stragglers are pinned down by officers

A police officer also told NBC Philadelphia that over 100 juveniles had looted the Lululemon store.  

CBS3 said that multiple police commanders confirmed to them that the looting had no connection to earlier BLM demonstrations.

Protests had started round the city earlier in the day over the dismissal of charges against police officer Eddie Irizarry who was involved in a fatal shooting.  

Hugh E. Dillon also shared a video showing the police response to his social media page. 

Dillon wrote: ‘Stay out of center city: Kids looted Apple Store , Lululemon and Chestnut street I hear footlocker has been broken into.

‘The police are doing an incredible effort on bikes and in cars corralling the kids blocked by Block. They are pulling cars over a lot of kids are in cars. 

‘They stop and a whole bunch of them get out and then they start trying to break in the stores. But the police are on top of it.’ 

Security guard at a nearby Wendy’s, Hakeem Russel told NBC that the store next to the fast food restaurant had been broken into, with a guard assaulted. 

Russel told the outlet: ‘A couple a kids decided they wanted to take full advantage of the unjust shooting that’s happened. 

‘It’s definitely been unrest around here since the verdict.’

Officers blocked off several streets in the area with crime scene tape due to the robberies. 

A large number of people can be seen running towards the Lululemon store in this picture during the spree

A large number of people can be seen running towards the Lululemon store in this picture during the spree

One person can be seen grabbing an iPhone from its display in this picture
Numerous people stormed the store, making off with electronics

Images shared on social media show a large group storming the Apple store in the city, raiding it in the process

ABC reported that police had detained individuals ranged from teenagers to young adults, and recovered one weapon.  

DailyMail.com has approached the Philadelphia Police Department for comment on the situation. 

Just three weeks ago, the Philadelphia Police Commissioner resigned from her post as the Democratic run city dealt with a wave of homicides and lawlessness. 

Danielle Outlaw, 48, who has been Philly’s top cop since February 2020, officially left the department on September 22. 

Outlaw’s new role will be the Deputy Chief Security Officer at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where she will oversee the airports, bridges, tunnels and other transportation infrastructure in the New York City area.

Before she took office, Philadelphia saw less than 400 homicides each year since 2007. Both 2021 and 2022 have seen more than 500 homicides across the city.

Latest figures, which are up until last Sunday, show how there has been 302 homicides in the city so far this year. 

There has also been 402 reported rapes, 58,759 cases of property crime, 3,701 cases of aggravated assaults and 1,314 shooting victims. 

As crime has soared across Philadelphia, it has come as homelessness and drug use on the street have become more prevalent.

Homeless people and drug addicts are often driven to petty theft as a way to find ways to sustain themselves or scrape enough money together to supply their addictions.

Images shared on social media show men in balaclavas ripping down security shutters to gain entry
A group of people can be seen entering the premises, which is thought to have been a liquor store

What appears to be a liquor store was also raided during the spree of robberies last night in the city 

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Footage by Dailymail.com in May revealed the scale of Philadelphia’s untamed ‘tranq’ epidemic, which has transformed the city’s streets into a drug-infested hellhole. 

One local activist revealed businesses are using booby traps like sprinkler systems to keep drug addicts away from their storefronts.

Footage of the looting on the streets earlier was also similar to footage captured of recent ‘flash rob mobs’ that have been plaguing the state of California. 

The incidents, which have been involving as much as fifty people in the Golden State, has prompted the LAPD to form a taskforce. 

At the end of last month, the taskforce, named the Organized Retail Crime Taskforce, said they had made eleven arrests in connection with four cases. 

But detectives say the trend is not contained to the Golden State, and will end up costing America $30billion a year unless something is done. 

One of the thieves is seen here laden down with numerous bags and even a small suitcase

One of the thieves is seen here laden down with numerous bags and even a small suitcase

One recent incident included the robbery of a Nordstrom in Topanga Mall in the city, which resulted in a gang of more than 30 making off with $300,000 in goods.

Videos circulating online show the thieves grabbing luxury goods from brands like Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry and Bottega Veneta.

The gang had also deployed bear spray to attack two security guards at the store, allowing them to cause chaos. 

The LAPD later confirmed that the group had made off with items worth over $300,000.







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