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Thieves target Clayton, Dogtown, downtown St. Louis in string of car break-ins

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(KMOV) -- Thieves shattered car windows and locks from downtown St. Louis to Clayton.
 
Eight cars were targeted in one Clayton neighborhood. The police chief tells News 4 that the suspects in this crime match those suspected in more than a dozen break-ins in the city.
 
Clayton police believe the crime spree began on a Fontbonne University parking lot. A student saw three young men in a black SUV with Illinois license plates leaving the scene. Three cars were broken into at Fontbonne, before the thieves moved on.
 
A few miles away in Dogtown, four cars were broken into on Clayton, two more on Sublette and seven more near I-44 and Kingshighway.
 
Downtown St. Louis was hit as well. Two cars were targeted on North 23rd and ten more in the 900 block of North 10th. 
 
The thieves took electronics, cameras, computers, and cash. Again, witnesses described the culprits fleeing in a black SUV.
 
The break-ins happened between 10:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. on Sunday night into Monday morning. Most of the targets were later-model cars.

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