Thieves break into several vehicles parked at Lambert Airport

Thursday, February 23, 2012 | 8:55 a.m. CST; updated 9:21 a.m. CST, Thursday, February 23, 2012

ST. LOUIS — Authorities are searching for the thieves who smashed the windows of 15 to 20 vehicles parked at Lambert Airport in St. Louis, then stole items from those vehicles.

The crimes happened early Thursday. Lambert spokesman Jeff Lea said four men in a white van broke into the vehicles on a private lot controlled by American Airlines and not patrolled by airport police. Bridgeton police recovered a van that authorities believe was used by the thieves. The van had been stolen in East St. Louis, Ill.

Lea said investigators are reviewing surveillance video and are seeking fingerprints from the stolen van.


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