MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – As the snow began to melt and temperatures began to rise, police said they also noticed an increase in crime. Early Sunday morning, employees at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in St. Peters and the Ranken Jordan Pediatric Center in Maryland Heights stepped out of their overnight shifts to break glasses and lost belongings; Their car was broken into by a gang of thieves.
Police Department of St. Peters confirmed at least 75 cars were broken into overnight in an Amazon parking lot. After reviewing the building’s security cameras, police said a dark sedan with several passengers pulled into the area around 3:30 a.m., began breaking windows and quickly retrieved items. possible.
Ranken Jordan Pediatric Center experienced a strangely similar situation. The Maryland Heights Police Department confirmed that at least 20 vehicles were hacked into in a clone style. Police said the essence of the break-ins at both Amazon Warehouse and Ranken Jordan was “smash and grab” theft.
Valerie Hoven with Ranken Jordan Pediatric Center says the facility works in partnership with the Maryland Heights Police Department and has 24/7 security on the property. After reviewing their own security footage, Hoven said a large SUV pulled into the east parking lot, its occupants made a crash, and were gone within minutes. .
“The perpetrators of this crime have come to a very dark place in our parking lot that you can’t really see. You can’t really see it from the hospital either, and that probably feels a bit presumptuous,” says Hoven.
Although the car break-ins at both locations are linked, police have not confirmed whether the two break-ins are related.
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