“They are sick people,” After four-alarm fire, Native American jewelry store hit by looters

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OKLAHOMA CITY -  A store owner, who lost everything when a fire ripped through the Stockyards in March, claims she's been hit once again.

The store owner, Yolanda White Antelope, says looters have targeted her Native American jewelry store.

She says her possessions have been stolen from her not once, but twice.

Irreplaceable Native American artwork was burned to ash in a four-alarm fire in March.

Now, White Antelope is trying to work things out with a new shop just around the corner.

"I just hope that I can make it work again," she said.

However, she says she hasn't had time to get back on her feet since looters are stealing the artwork and jewelry that survived the blaze.

"The looters got in there and took everything that I had gathered up," Yolanda said.

After realizing she was targeted by thieves, she says she decided to take action.

"I'm angry," she said. "We had it all boarded up, and we thought it was secure."

However, she was in for a nasty surprise when she went back later that day.

"It wasn't, like, three hours later that the looters went back, they tore the plywood off and they got in again," she said.

Fortunately, White Antelope has other people looking out for her.

She says the alleged thief showed her stolen jewelry to someone in the area who recognized it. That person called police.

"They are sick people, and they need the money so, for whatever reason it may be, the consequences are not good in the end; and since one is in jail now, the rest will follow, so it's just a matter of time," Yolanda said.

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