(KMOV)—The Saint Louis Police Department is making progress against “car clouting.”
“Car clouting” is a crime of smashing car windows and stealing the contents inside.
On Wednesday, police reported a drop of 41 to 88 percent in reports of this crime.
The locations that have the biggest decreases are in downtown and mid-town
Police say that just catching one suspect can have a large impact. The new effort in catching the thieves is combined with increased under-cover operations and surveillance of the drop.