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Police: At least 62 vehicles broken into in downtown St. Louis

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(KMOV.com) -- Some vehicle owners who attended the Cardinals game and fireworks display at Busch Stadium Friday night retired to their vehicles to find shattered windows and their belongings ransacked.

Police said the break-ins happened late Friday night between 11 p.m. and midnight with two different groups of black male suspects.  Some vehicle owners found their windows smashed and others found their locks broken.  A few victims reported that personal items were stolen such as laptops, cell phones and GPS units. 

According to police, at least 62 vehicles were broken into.  In a parking lot at 6th and Lasalle, just south of Busch Stadium, 30 to 40 cars were broken into and 12 cars were broken into around the downtown St. Louis area.

Officers said they nearly caught one of the groups of suspects in a car chase, but the chase reached 100 miles per hour and officers decided it was too dangerous to pursue. 

Aside from finding the suspects, police said they want to talk to people from the lots that did not have an attendant.  St. Louis Police Commander Mike Caruso said, "I think when you pay a fee to park your car in a parking lot, there's a reasonable expectation that when you come back you'll find it in the same condition as when you left it."

Authorities are now looking for two cars they hope will lead them to the suspects.  One is a silver Dodge Intrepid and the other is a black Ford Fusion. 


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