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)- A Forest Park landmark was hit by thieves overnight. Right now police are still trying to assess the damage and figure out what was taken at the Boathouse restaurant.

The restaurant was scheduled to open at 11 a.m. this morning but that was delayed because of what transpired. An evidence technician from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department arrived at the scene around 10:40 a.m. Boathouse Manager Marsha Recks says the break-in happened sometime between when they closed last night at 6 p.m. and when she arrived at the restaurant shortly after 8:30 a.m.

She says the suspect or suspects broke an interior window to get in and the robbery went from there. Recks calls the theft "substantial" saying cash and other items were taken. She did not want to be more specific because of the ongoing police investigation.

There are surveillance cameras on the inside of the business.
It`s unclear at this early stage of the investigation if the cameras may have caught the crook or crooks in the act.