Chief says Car Break-Ins Targeting One Thing

Megan Lynch

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom tells KMOX, he thinks whoever’s breaking into cars downtown, is looking for something specific.

Smash-and-grab thieves who shattered the windows of more than 60 cars at an unattended lot near Busch stadium over the weekend.

Speaking with KMOX’s Mark Reardon, Chief Isom says in many cases, nothing was taken from the vehicles.  “What we suspect now, is that they were rummaging through the vehicles, trying to find weapons.”

Isom says 60 guns were stolen from cars parked downtown last year. 

While he says it’s not the victim’s fault their vehicle was vandalized, he recommends gun owners install lock boxes to keep their guns out of criminal hands.

Copyright KMOX Radio



  • Concerned

    Bull, they’re targeting whatever they can get their hands on. They steal a car head to a neighborhood or parking lot and 3 or 4 get out bash as many windows as they can look, grab whatever and run. The police see them, start to pull them over, and Isom’s rule says don’t chase, and the thieves get away, laughing the whole way. If they get a gun great but they’re not targeting guns. Just another of Isoms make it not as bad as it is speeches. He needs to go and a real policeman needs to take over. And take Slay with you. Start paying attention to S St Louis chief.

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