Hurricane Harvey Looters Caught on Video Breaking Into Flooded Business

Video released by the Houston Police Department Tuesday shows a group of looters breaking into a business during Hurricane Harvey last month.

A group of looters can be seen outside a Houston store during Hurricane Harvey. (Credit: Houston Police Department)

A group of looters can be seen outside a Houston store during Hurricane Harvey. (Credit: Houston Police Department)

The video, recorded on Aug. 29, shows a small crowd standing knee-deep in water outside a beauty supply store as one person uses a crowbar to pry open a security door.

Police have asked the public for help in identifying the looters, who filled up a gray Chevrolet Tahoe with stolen items before driving off through the flooded streets.

Shortly after the initial group of looters leaves the store, surveillance video shows two more people arriving by boat.

Both enter the store and at least one can be seen walking around with a box-load of merchandise.

Since the crimes occurred during a natural disaster, the penalty will be enhanced, the Police Department stated.