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Looters and Loss: Securing Property in the Wake of Sandy -- Slideshow

Given that many Sandy-stricken areas are still without power, how can property owners—whether business or homeowners—protect themselves against crime?

It didn’t take long: Just hours after Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast, reports of looting and thievery began making the rounds.

The activity was especially bad in the evacuated areas of the Rockaways and Coney Island, where the New York Post reported police arrested more than a dozen looters.

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Police officers survey the damage to a Citibank branch amid concern of looting in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, on Mermaid Avenue in the Coney Island section of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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A police officer watches as a passerby looks into a store through a damaged security grate, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, on Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island, N.Y. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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Raymond Simpson, Jr., front, with Atlantic City's Dept. of Public Works, looks out over debris from superstorm Sandy in Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Flooded business on Emmons Ave in Brooklyn

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