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Police seek to get hundreds of stolen items back to owners

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a recent theft arrest, St. Louis police are trying to find the owners of as many as 300 recovered stolen items.

Police say they found the items while carrying out a search warrant on Sept. 10 at a suspected drug house on the city’s south side. Detectives found four firearms and methamphetamine along with stolen goods that included three trailers, dozens of electronics, power tools, a concrete mixer and a moped.

Anyone who thinks any of the items is their property that was stolen can contact the Third District Burglary Squad at or call the Central Patrol Division at 314-444-2500 and ask for a Third District Burglary Squad detective. The owner of stolen property that was reported to the police should provide a complaint number as well as the owner’s name and phone number.

Detective Matthew Boettigheimer said it appeared that the thefts had been “crimes of opportunity.”

It marked the second big theft bust in St. Louis in about a year. In December, police recovered 150 items after two burglary suspects were arrested. staff contributed to this report.

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