Police crack down on "car clouting" - KMOV.com

Police crack down on "car clouting"

(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 St. Louis.


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.


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