Thieves in New York City have been seen pulling up to a scene of frenzied looting in a Rolls Royce, and stealing from looters as they ran away with their haul.
In an undated video posted on social media Friday, a Rolls Royce Cullinan is seen driving up to the riot as people are making off with armfuls of stolen goods.
Two people in white hoodies are seen getting out the back of the car, along with another man, and attacking the looters.
'Holy s***,' says the man filming the scene from his balcony.
A black Rolls Royce is seen arriving in the midst of a looting frenzy, with men in white hoodies getting out of the back of the car. The scene was posted on social media on Friday
One of the men in the white hoodies is seen dragging a looter to the floor and taking his swag
They then grabbed a box from the looters and ran back to their car.
It is not the first time a Rolls Royce has been seen in the midst of looting.
In the early hours of Tuesday an NBC producer, Keith Feldman, filmed men pulling up uin luxury cars before they appeared to ransack stores in Manhattan, during a fifth night of protests after the killing of George Floyd.
It is not clear whether it was the same vehicle involved in both incidents.
They were then seen running through the smashed-in door of a store in SoHo - where outlets have been plundered of designer goods in recent days - and emerging with armfuls of products.
The thefts took place despite an 8pm curfew which was in place in Manhattan.
Feldman wrote above his Tweet: 'Looters are literally pulling up in nice cars and cleaning out stores in #Soho. What #Curfew?'
Another user then retweeted his video and said: 'That's a $500,000 Rolls Royce on the right, incredible.'
Keith Feldman posted a video on Twitter of men getting out of expensive cars, one of which was claimed to be a $500,000 Rolls Royce
Police are said to be looking into numerous reports the rioters were organized and are now checking license plate numbers of vehicles that dropped groups off.
Some are even said to have used a stolen U-Haul to carry out their crimes.
One witness to the organized looting was Carla Murphy, who lives in Manhattan.
She told ABC: 'Cars would drive up, let off the looters, unload power tools and suitcases and then the cars would drive away.'
Murphy added: 'Then the cars would come back pick them up and then drive off to the next spot. They seemed to know exactly where they were going.
'Some of the people were local, but there were a lot of out-of-towners.'
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said Wednesday that police are 'up against organized looters' who are 'strategically placing caches of bricks & rocks at locations throughout NYC'.
He added: 'The U-Haul truck, that did happen. We see a number of vehicles to transport stolen property, to scout out locations, to transport people to commit these crimes.'
Local leaders and business owners in Washington, California and Chicago have also suggested the looters were part of organized crime rings there.
Rioters flee the scene in a car after looting a store in Manhattan on Tuesday
A trunk full of Nike trainers after looters raided a Foot Locker store in New York City Monday
Protesters loot a NY Yankee store during demonstrations over the death of George Floyd
Another eyewitness, Jarrod Jordan, told The New York Post: 'This is a real business. This isn’t angry protesters in any way shape or form. This is organized crime happening really, really well.'
Jordan says he has witnessed Bentleys and Mercedes arriving on the scene to scout out areas to target; the return later with tools and people to loot.
He added: 'When the looters looted, they filled up the cars and the cars drove so the looters have their hands free to go on to the next place. The looters are just a bunch of young kids recruited to do the boss’ work.'
George Floyd (left) was accused of trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at a grocery store after he was laid off in the pandemic. Disturbing video showed him prone on the street, while a white police officer (Derek Chauvin, right) pressed his knee into Floyd's neck even as he cried he couldn't breathe
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said Wednesday that police are 'up against organized looters' who are 'strategically placing caches of bricks & rocks at locations throughout NYC'
Shea added: 'The U-Haul truck, that did happen. We see a number of vehicles to transport stolen property, to scout out locations, to transport people to commit these crimes'
Bellevue’s Police Chief Steve Mylett said Monday: 'There are groups paying these looters money to come in and they’re getting paid by the broken window.'
In Santa Monica, California,restaurant owner Jeffrey Merrihue, told CBS: 'They were very well organized, they came with duffel bags, SUVs.
'They went from shop to shop. They went in, cleared out with full duffel bags, another SUV would pull up. It was very impressive actually, to be honest.'
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the looting there was 'organized and choreographed'.
In the video, two men in hooded tops and masks are seen getting out of a luxury SUV in front of the Rolls Royce, which has its door open
An NBC producer filmed men pulling up luxury cars before they appeared to ransack stores in Manhattan during a fifth night of rioting on Tuesday, after the killing of George Floyd
Looters ran over a New York Police Department officer in Greenwich Village trying to stop them driving away after robbing a store
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said Monday 'there is evidence of an organization at times behind some of these activities'.
And US officials had already said they were investigating whether extremist groups have infiltrated police brutality protests.
Authorities are said to be looking into whether these groups deliberately tipped the demonstrations towards violence after chaos erupted in dozens of American cities this weekend.
John Miller, the NYPD's deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism, said the NYPD has a 'high degree of confidence anarchist groups planned violent interactions and vandalism'.
'Complex network of scouts were in place to direct breakaway groups to commit vandalism with rocks and accelerants,' he said.
As demonstrations spread from Minneapolis to the White House, New York City and overseas, federal law enforcement officials insisted far-left groups were stoking violence.
Meanwhile, experts who track extremist groups also reported seeing evidence of the far-right at work.
Investigators were also tracking online interference and looking into whether foreign agents were behind the effort.
Officials have seen a surge of social media accounts with fewer than 200 followers created in the last month, a textbook sign of a disinformation effort.
The investigations are an attempt to identify the network of forces behind some of the most widespread outbreak of civil unrest in the U.S. in decades.
Looters broke into Zara near the World Trade Center, Nordstrom Rack on 6th Avenue, and fought with Guardian Angels at Foot Locker in the East Village
People are arrested for looting in New York City as police swooped on people who broke the city's curfew
A man could be seen running out of Paul & Shark clutching piles of clothing. Smashed glass covered the floor after the storefront was smashed
Looters were seen piling into a Coach store in Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on the seventh night of unrest sparked by the killing of George Floyd