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Monday, September 9, 2013

LouFest: Police Report 29 Vehicles Damaged, Electronics, Bags, Wallets And More Stolen

Posted By on Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 11:49 AM

The LouFest music festival this weekend ended on a low note for dozens of attendees who had their vehicles damaged by thieves who left Forest Park with all sorts of personal belongings -- and still remain at large.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department reports that yesterday there were a total of 29 cars damaged, all belonging to folks attending LouFest. Suspects stole wallets, bags, electronics and even "personal papers," police say in an incident report.

Witnesses reported seeing two black male suspects in a black Volkswagen, according to police, who have no further information on the suspects at this time.

See also: Stolen Truck Abandoned in Midtown Smash-And-Grab; Crime Spree of Car Break-Ins

On Saturday, police say a total of three vehicles were damaged while victims were at Kennedy Forest between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Purses, a backpack and an iPod were stolen, officials say.

Then on Sunday, five vehicles parked at Grand Drive and West Pine Drive in the northeast corner of the park faced break-ins between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. In this case, wallets, book bags, electronics and papers were stolen. One vehicle parked at the World's Fair Pavilion was damaged sometime between 7 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. The window was smashed but nothing was stolen in this case.

click to enlarge STEVE TRUESDELL FOR RFT

Eighteen cars parked on the 5100 block of Clayton Avenue in the southwest portion of the park were damaged between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., police say. Electronics and a flat iron were reported stolen here.

Five additional vehicles faced break-ins at Grand Drive and Wells Drive between 7 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. In this area, only an iPod was stolen.

For happier LouFest coverage, head on over to our music blog!

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