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Thieves smash into cars around St. Charles Hill neighborhood

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St. Charles County Police are searching for the two suspects caught on camera breaking into a number of cars overnight. Credit: KMOV St. Charles County Police are searching for the two suspects caught on camera breaking into a number of cars overnight. Credit: KMOV
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St. Charles County Police are searching for the two suspects caught on camera breaking into a number of cars overnight.

A surveillance camera caught the two suspects bashing in a car window late Wednesday night, early Thursday morning, before taking off to another home. 

Another image shows what appears to be the back of one of the suspects as he urinates on a homeowner’s lawn.

“They have a child who plays in the yard,” said Megan Rufkahr, “and that’s very unsanitary.”

Rufkahr says the two got into her husbands unlocked truck, but didn’t break into her car.

This is the second time this week someone gets into her husband’s truck, the last time taking just five dollars and some change.

“Now it’s escalating to breaking windows,” she said. “What’s not to say that it’s not going to escalate into something more? Into breaking into people’s homes?”

St. Charles Police say they received several reports of break-ins around Rufkahr's St. Charles Hills neighborhood.

They say luckily none of the homeowners had any valuable items inside their cars, the thieves only taking off with a bit of cash.

Rufkahr is grateful surveillance cameras were rolling as the thieves broke into her neighbor's car.

She hopes the clue will help police catch the culprits.

“It will bring me a little peace of mind,” Rufkahr said. “But that doesn’t mean that somebody else isn’t going to do it.”

Rufkahr and her neighbors are now working to find ways to better watch out for each other as police continue to patrol the area. 

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