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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (CBS) — Looters are taking advantage of Florence.

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Police in Brunswick County, North Carolina, have arrested four men for breaking into cars and a mini-mart.

And in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a sign was posted outside of a restaurant intending to scare would-be thieves with the threat of being shot.

north carolina looters florence Officials: Looters Arrested In North Carolina, Warn Would Be Robbers

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South Carolina’s Gov. Henry McMaster also has a message for those looking to prey on the victims.

“And I assure you that the law enforcement in South Carolina will show no mercy and spare no quarter to those who are seeking to take advantage of this situation,” McMaster stated.

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To further prevent looting, Brunswick County is under curfew until sunrise.