CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – Law enforcement across the St. Louis region are urging folks to lock their cars and pocket keys after an uptick in car break-ins and thefts.
Ballwin and Chesterfield police are issuing reminders along with many other departments.
Maplewood police say their department has seen a 126 percent increase so far in 2020, with 43 cars stolen; up from just 19 year to date in 2019.
Police say make sure to take in purses or backpacks especially if you have a key fob inside and do not leave guns in your vehicle.