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Two arrested after looting in Moore Oklahoma

Caitlin McBride in Oklahoma

Published 22/05/2013 | 08:04

MOORE, OK -  MAY 21:  Teacher's assistant Amber Ford (L) takes a photo of first grade teacher Sheri Bittle after finding items inside Bittle's classroom at Briarwood Elementary School after the building was destroyed by yesterday's tornado on May 21, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The town reported a tornado of at least EF4 strength and two miles wide that touched down yesterday killing at least 24 people and leveling everything in its path. U.S. President Barack Obama promised federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts.  (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
Teacher's assistant Amber Ford takes a photo of first grade teacher Sheri Bittle after finding items inside Bittle's classroom at Briarwood Elementary School after the building was destroyed by yesterday's tornado on May 21, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma.
MOORE, OK -  MAY 21:   Robert Keck talks about surviving yesterday's tornado on May 21, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The town reported a tornado of at least EF4 strength and two miles wide that touched down yesterday killing at least 24 people and leveling everything in its path. U.S. President Barack Obama promised federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts.  (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
Robert Keck talks about surviving yesterday's tornado on May 21, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma.

Two people have been arrested for looting in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore. The town has been worst affected by one of the most destructive tornadoes in US history, killing 24 people.

According to the Moore Police Department, two men are in police custody after they were discovered going through the belongings of a home, when the owner returned.

Despite the crippling damage inflicted on the town of 41,000 people, many have remained positive and this incident is believed to be isolated. While extra security has been brought in to prevent and address any potential looting, many residents are simply focusing on piecing their lives together again.

Neighbours have opened their doors welcoming in those who are now without a home and thousands of relief workers have flown in from around the country, eager to help where they can.

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