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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - St. Louis County Police believe burglars may be targeting homes owned by families from India.   They suspect a group of thieves is hoping to find expensive jewelry.

Two homes were burglarized on February 11th.  One was on Westglen Farms Drive in Wildwood and the other was in unincorporated St. Louis County.   The burglaries were at 3pm and 8pm.

“It’s not good, “said Satya Baragada, owner of the Paradise Indian Cuisine Restaurant in Manchester.  He believes the thieves would have a better chance of encountering a security system than they would any gold.

“No matter what background or what country they are from, this thing shouldn’t happen,” said Baragada.

Police are aware of other cities, including Houston, reporting similar crimes.  St. Louis County Police believe a dark colored sedan, possibly a Ford Fusion, was spotted at the scene of both of these recent burglaries.

Baragada hopes police can put an end to the crimes.

“It’s really unfortunate that they are targeting Indian families.”​