ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - It`s been a busy weekend for St. Louis city police burglary detective`s. On Saturday, the north patrol division displayed dozens of stolen items for burglary victims to check out and hopefully recover. Willie Haynes is one of them someone broke into his shed over the summer and took everything. The avid gardener says the crime never should`ve happened. Luckily, after a quick search he got some of his lawn equipment back.
"I lost my two weed eaters, lawnmower a tiller. I woke upand my shed was open, my gate was open. I feel bad you know I haven`t done anything in my garden.' Said Haynes
Captain John Hayden says the stolen TV’s, computers and lawn equipment were all swiped over the last year. Police found the goods while conducting a search warrant last month.
"We believe most of these items possibly came from the Walnut Park East, Walnut Park West and North Pointe Neighborhood. We`re trying to get these items back in to the hands of the rightful owners." Hayden said
Burglary investigators suggest you keeplist of serial numbers for all of your personal property.
If you want to come down to claim an item, bring your police report id and proof of ownership. If it`s not picked up it goes back into police custody.
Mr. Haynes is happy to get his tiller back to start work on his garden. He also hopes that other victims can do the same
"To take people stuff like this does not make any since I work hard for my stuff." Haynes said The event runs through Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm at the north patrol division located at 4014 N. Union.