It has happened over and over – bands coming through St. Louis and their vans are broken into, meaning thousands of dollars of equipment and personal items stolen.
A string of gravesite thefts has been busted, and now police are trying to return the stolen religious statuettes.
St. Louis County police spokesman Randy Vaughn says at least 10 homes in south County were struck, and many more in Illinois.
Major cellphone providers have agreed to prevent stolen devices from being reactivated in their networks.
Investigators say the thefts fed his heroin habit
Hopes to better keep track of scrap thieves to steal from cars, air conditioners and even phone lines and cell towers.
ATF offers $10,000 for information that convicts thieves