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Dozens of cars burglarized in Jefferson County, victim digs for clues

IMPERIAL, MO – One Jefferson County man isn’t afraid to go after whoever stole his wallet after he and several others in his neighborhood had their cars burglarized.

Andrew Eslow says he walked out to his truck and SUV Monday morning to find it had been rummaged through. His wallet was missing. When he checked his credit card statement, he discovered it had been used at a gas station down the street at 4:45 am.

When deputies told, him it might be a while before they could investigate his case, he started doing some digging of his own.

“I would like to know who's walking around my home while I'm sleeping,” said Andrew Eslow.

He asked the gas station for the surveillance so he could post the pictures on the JeffCo411 Facebook site, in hopes someone could identify the suspects. However, the gas station manager refused to release it because of policy. They can only release it to law enforcement.

“If the cops would get the video we can see what kind of car they drive and what their face looks like,” Eslow said.

At least a dozen of his neighbors on Blecha and West Rock Creek Drive near Imperial, also had their unlocked cars rummaged through and even more frightening, they say the crooks stole a gun out of one of the trucks.

Until they’re caught, Eslow said he’ll be a little on edge. As for he and his neighbors’ car doors, “now I got them locked,” said Eslow.