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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -  The fun and the extra police patrols continue at Fair St. Louis on Friday. They are working to try and keep thieves from targeting cars.

Fair St. Louis attracts thousands of people to the downtown area the turn out may end up being the largest in fair history.  As cars pile in parking garages, thieves are plotting.

"The change in the console your cell phone your purse your laptop your I pad those are invitations for criminals to break in and steal those." said Chief Sam Dotson of the St. Louis Metro Police Department.

To prevent that from happening every parking lot in the area is required to have an attendant during the fair. Many of the parking lots also have police officers on patrol.

It's providing comfort for those at the fair. That way people can focus on food, flying and fireworks.

At this point authorities have no reports of car break ins in the area, and the chief says a big reason for that is these folks being smart about what they leave in their car.