(KMOV) -- It’s been a busy month for car dealers in the Metro-East, but not because of good business.
Thieves have hit three “buy here, pay here” lots in Cahokia.
A total of 20 cars were taken.
Police arrested three suspects in one of those cases, but dealers are out thousands of dollars.
The Auto Theft Task Force, a group of metro-east detectives, says they added patrols in the areas hit hard by thieves.