Police Believe the Same Suspect Behind String of Ballwin Vehicle Break-Ins

Ballwin Police have assigned detectives to track down any leads on the individual or individuals responsible for a series of thefts from vehicles on Jan. 31.

Ballwin Police believe a string of recent car break-ins may be the work of the same suspect or suspects and have launched an investigation to find the persons responsible.

As previously reported by Patch, a wave of thefts hit the city earlier this month, with four break-ins occurring all in one night. The incident prompted a warning from police urging citizens to keep their valuables more secure.

Sgt. Jim Heldman said the thefts on the night of Jan. 31 occurred within a few blocks of each other in the Seven Trails neighborhood. Detectives have been assigned to the case and Heldman said “any leads will be examined.”

In the meantime, while police aren’t currently planning any directed response, Heldman said it’s likely patrol officers will spend more time in the areas where the break-ins occurred.

“We are always examining crime trends,” he said. “If we are experiencing a greater volume of, in this case, care break-ins, then our patrol will have that in their minds.”

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Ballwin Police Department at 636-227-9636.


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