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Police investigate growing trend of car break-ins in Maplewood

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(KMOV.com) – Police are investigating a growing trend of vehicle break-ins in Maplewood.

Police said someone busted the windows of a car sitting on Richmond Ave. and got away with two laptops and a cellphone.

Minutes later, police said, thieves broke into two cars and stole a gift card, driver’s license and social security card.

In April, police said there were close to 20 car break-ins during one weekend between the cities of Maplewood, Clayton and Richmond Heights. In all of those cases the car’s locks were punched out.

Police have not released any information on suspects. 

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