ST. LOUIS – Multiple overnight break-ins at businesses in south St. Louis have police very busy at this time.
Broadway Mart, in the 4200 block of South Broadway, not far from I-55, is one of the stores hit by the series of late-night break-ins. There was significant damage to the door at the scene of the accident. It appears that there are broken lights from a vehicle outside the door.
FOX 2 reporters actually noticed the damage when they arrived for live footage at an O’Reilly Auto Parts store nearby, which was also broken into. The police are also on site.
The break-ins began at the Family Dollar in the 4600 block of Gravois. Police responded there just before 2:00 a.m. The door was damaged but not torn off. Again, no word on what may have been taken.
Officers received the call around 2:15 a.m. This was actually the second scene in the series of burglaries that city police responded to. No word on whether anything was stolen from there. However, workers must expect significant damage on Wednesday morning.
Minutes after the break-in at O’Reilly’s, police received another call about a break-in at the Royal Liquor Store in the 6400 block of Gravois. Similar to the other situations, the store’s front door was also damaged. Again, police do not know at this point how much, if anything, was stolen from the business. Authorities are still trying to piece it all together.
Burglary number four of the night occurred at a Circle K on South Broadway and Davis. The call came just after 3:00 a.m
St. Louis police told FOX 2 at one of the crime scenes that the suspects appeared to be using a vehicle to ram the doors of all of these businesses. Officers also say it appeared a vehicle was being backed into the doors of the stores. No injuries have been reported so far.
Another incident occurred shortly after 3:30 a.m.; It happened at the South Publix supermarket in the 7700 block of South Broadway. In this case, the suspects rammed bars in front of the store. The impact shattered the glass around the front door, but did not destroy the bars, meaning burglars have not been able to break in. No injuries are reported.
FOX 2 will update these stories with more information as it becomes available.
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