St. Louis city police sell discounted anti-theft devices

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- If you want to keep your car safe without spending a fortune, the St. Louis City Police can help you, if you are fast on your feet.

For several years, the department has been selling at cost, anti-theft devices for cars, including steering wheel locks known as 'The Club,' from their neighborhood stations.

But now police are trying to bring the program to the neighborhoods themselves and on Monday, they set up shop in the Central West End.

The event was supposed to run from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., but everything they were selling was gone within two hours.

Along with the clubs, they were also selling secure license plate frames and special screws to make them even more difficult for thieves to penetrate.

At $13 apiece for the clubs, they were at half their retail price.

The police will continue these neighborhood events, and will announce them on the department`s Facebook page and Twitter.

Web links:

St. Louis Police Department Facebook page

www.twitter.com/slmpd