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.

And in New Jersey, more than two dozen homeowners in hard-hit Pleasantville have reported attempted lootings of what's left of their homes, according to NBC10 TV in Philadelphia.

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