The Morning Show host Larry Emdur has blasted the "absolute a**holes" caught looting during the devastating floods in Queensland this week.
Taking to Instagram, the Channel 7 presenter called the act "un-Australian", adding that the situation made him "so mad" and "so sad".
“Dear absolute f***ing a**holes looting houses and businesses in the devastated flood zones know this, every single person in Australia hates you right now!" The Chase host wrote.
“Stealing from people who have lost everything...
"You are beyond pathetic," he added, including the hashtag #pleasecatchthem.
Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll confirmed on Tuesday there had been three reports of burglary in Goodna, Blackstone, and Bundamba Queensland on Monday.
She said she was "disappointed and disgusted" by the reports and warned anyone contemplating such behaviour they will be caught.
Minister for Emergency Services Mark Ryan did not mince his words when addressing the matter, branding those targeting vacant homes as "grubs".
"Let me put this as politely as I can to those people engaged in that behaviour," he told reporters.
"What you are doing is not just illegal, but you are also grubs. You are preying on the most vulnerable Queenslanders at the time of their most vulnerable."
Plenty of people agreed with Larry Edmur, sharing their own anger in the comments of the post.
"Totally agree! So angry," Home And Away's Ada Nicodemou said.
"They should have their photos and names published," another person wrote.
While a third tried to be positive: "I hate people. But then you look on the other side , all the people who are coming out and volunteering help. You have to think there are far more decent people in the world."
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has also slammed the thieves, saying it was “unbelievable” people chose to harm families who had already been through so much.
“It’s absolutely disgusting, I can’t believe people would even contemplate doing that,” she told Sunrise on Wednesday morning.
“These people are going through heartache and people are rifling whatever they can from their stuff.”
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