The Today Show weather presenter and his camera crew have caught heartless looters in the act, as they target the victims of the devastating floods in Melbourne.

Weatherman Tim Davies was setting up a live cross to chat with Ally Langdon in the studio when he said he saw a group of masked men come rushing out of one of the homes and speed off in a waiting 4WD.

“I knew something wasn’t quite right with these guys, they had faces covered with Covid masks and hoodies on and when we arrived with the crews, these guys were in a hurry to get out,” Davies said.

“These guys are obviously up to no good – It’s a sickening sight to see people doing that sort of thing here in the streets of Melbourne early this morning with these residents already going through so much.”

After witnessing the men going through flood-ravaged homes, Davies called the local police who contacted the homeowners and are investigating the alleged incident.

“Looters at a time like this – these people are absolute scumbags,” Langdon said.

“People are at their lowest point and lost everything, and people think it is a moment to come in and exploit them – I hope they catch them and lock them up.”

Image credits: The Today Show

This article first appeared on OverSixty.