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Police investigating string of car break-ins in downtown St. Louis

(KMOV)-- Another string of car break-ins kept St. Louis police officers busy overnight.

This is the second time in less than a week that thieves have hit up cars in the downtown area.
                       
Police got calls for two car break-ins near the Missouri Athletic Club. As police were investigating the first, a car blew through a traffic light, hit another car and crashed into a lamp post at 10th and Locust.
           
Police popped the trunk and found what they believe were stolen items.
           
But it's unclear if this suspect is tied to Sunday night's break-ins or any that happened last week in the Loft District.
           
While police were busy with this investigation, they got another call for a car that was broken into at the Drury Inn across from the Edward Jones Dome.
           
Police are contacting the cars' owners to see if any of the items they've recovered belong to the victims.
           
St. Louis police put 14 officers on a roving duty, driving the streets to help curb car break-ins. But they say a lot of the thieves they arrest were repeat offenders who can get in and out of a car in a matter of seconds.

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