Looting after 7.1 Mag Quake in CA

He says shortly after he closed Friday night someone cut the power and broke in, stealing the cash register and hundreds of lottery scratchers.

“It’s shocking,” he said. “It’s unfortunate that we’re in a small town like this to have the people take advantage of each other. That was hurtful for us … the way they would take advantage of the community as a whole.”

Odeh estimates his business lost $20,000 due to the earthquakes. He does not have earthquake insurance but says his policy is expected to cover the burglary.

California Governor Gavin Newsom meanwhile spent the day speaking to first response teams, local city leaders and members of the community in the Ridgecrest area.

“We can’t be complacent,” he told reporters, vowing California would provide ongoing assistance.


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