Tourists’ Cars Broken In To On Riverfront

Posted on: 5:51 pm, July 20, 2012, by

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Three groups visiting downtown St. Louis didn’t get the welcome they were expecting.

Thieves ripped them off when they least expected it.

Around 3:00pm, two SUVs and one church van were broken into near the Poplar Street Bridge.  Two church groups from Ohio and Michigan had their belongings stolen. A family moving from Illinois to Texas was also a victim.

All three break-ins happened while the groups were taking tours of the River and the Arch, and were during a three-hour period.

Police are still gathering information to determine exactly what was taken. We do know that the driver for one of the groups had is diabetic medicine stolen. They are looking to get that resolved. All three victims are looking to get their windows fixed so they can head back home.

Anyone with information in the case should contact the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department or Crimestoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS.