(KCEN) -- If the devastation from superstorm Sandy wasn't bad enough, now victims are dealing with thieves.
Some residents in Queens, New York returned home after Thanksgiving to find their homes ransacked and burglarized.
Police say the bandits didn't go after big items like TVs but instead went for jewelry and cash.
Burglary victim Dorenda Bainbridge said, "How dare you kick us when we're down? Ya know, that's what ... you feel in your gut, you feel it deep inside you, it's such a wound."
In the immediate aftermath of Sandy there were reports of looting in hard hit areas from Staten Island to the Jersey Shore.
Some storm victims are warning would-be burglars, they have guns and will use them if necessary.