Automobile stolen throughout fix at South County auto store; tow truck additionally taken

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) — Auto fix facilities and tow truck firms are changing into the most recent sufferers of grand robbery auto crimes around the Metro.

“It’s gotten just like the Wild Wild West available in the market,” says the landlord of Union Weber Autocare, Mark Milles. “One police officer instructed me he arrested the similar man 3 times in an eight-week length.”

Milles tells Information 4 {that a} mechanic was once solving a automobile at 9 a.m. when a lady hopped within the driving force seat and stole it. The important thing fob was once at the console.

“The hood was once up and the automobile was once off,” he says. “A gal got here up, slammed the hood down, and took off.”

Automobile fix retail outlets say thieves are concentrated on their companies day and evening.

In September, a break-in was once stuck on digicam at Columbia Auto Restore on Southwest Road. The suspects were given in via a window, stole a batch of vehicle keys and left in a Kia and Hyundai.

“Take those folks and put them away so that they’re no longer going to be out within the streets in 24 hours in a position to do it once more,” says Milles. “It’s no longer truthful to the folk.”

Milles’ frame store was once hit two times. He says any individual stole a tow truck from his South County belongings, too.

“The truck is long past. They if truth be told got here again with a tow truck or trailer and took it off my lot,” he mentioned.

The automobile and tow truck have been each totaled. Certainly one of them was once recovered 50 miles away in Franklin County. All suspects concerned had been arrested.

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