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Thieves are targeting truck batteries, business owners say

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NORTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

Business owners in an industrial area of north St. Louis believe thieves are targeting truck batteries.

One businessman told News 4 thieves hit at least five businesses along north Broadway Monday night and stole a dozen large truck batteries. Such batteries can be sold at scrap yards for around $20 a battery.

“This not someone putting them in a buggy, he had to have a truck. They knew what they were doing because they (thieves) unbolted them, they didn’t cut wires. They took their time and unbolted them. They left the bolts behind because they know we need our trucks,” said business owner Robert Cotton.

Several business owners told News 4 they may pool their resources for their own security system.

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