The article, written by Adam Shergold and Emily Anne Epstein begins:
Several brazen thugs have robbed their neighbors and their local shops of everything from basic food stuffs to expensive electronics and they are taking to Twitter to broadcast their spoils.
'Check out this laptop I scored,' SevenleafB tweeted earlier today. 'It's easy just reach out an grab it.'
It appears the looters are organizing through the hashtag #SANDYLOOTCREW.
It then publishes one of the tweets in question - the one referred to in the MailOnline headline:
However, if you search Google Images for that photo - which doesn't take long - it pops up in a July 2010 story from California's Oakland Tribune.
Indeed, several of the images used by the 'brazen thugs' on #SANDYLOOTCREW are old - some date from 2005 and 2008.
It seems the folk at MailOnline didn't check out the photo beforehand. As they didn't with a photo posted on Twitter during Hurricane Isaac in August. And as they didn't with a photo posted on Twitter of the 'Essex lion'.