- Associated Press - Monday, March 30, 2015

ST. CLAIR, Mo. (AP) - Authorities in eastern Missouri are trying to determine just how many trucks were stolen in a theft ring that struck several Missouri towns along Interstate 44.

The Washington Missourian (https://bit.ly/1Byw1Q3 ) reports that police now believe at least 20 trucks were taken, mainly from used car lots, repair shops and body shops. Vehicles have been stolen from suburban St. Louis to as far west as Phelps County.

Two St. Clair men are charged, but the investigation is ongoing. Police say they’re investigating along the I-44 corridor to see if more cases are linked.

The thefts occurred over the past three to four months, primarily involving Dodge and Ford pickups. Recovered vehicles are being returned to their owners, but some were cut up for parts or dumped in a river.

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Information from: Washington Missourian, https://www.emissourian.com

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