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Chief says Car Break-Ins Targeting One Thing

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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.

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