Caught on camera: Police are asking the public to identify the Boy Scout trailer thieves

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. — Two men were caught on camera stealing a $7,500 Boy Scout tag on Valentine’s Day. Police are asking for the public’s help in their search.

Less than 10 minutes away in St. Ann, the Maryland Heights Police Department is on hiatus.

Two thieves are caught on multiple cameras during a quik trip on St. Charles Rock Road. Shortly after the crime, they are seen filling up with gas, cleaning their windshield, and even going inside to get snacks.

“It’s pretty brave and I think that says a lot about her character,” said Shaun Terry, a detective with the Maryland Heights Police Department.

Surveillance video showed the red 1999-2001 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer they were using to steal the trailer that was still attached to the vehicle at the time.

Police are hoping the footage will lead to new leads to catching the thieves and getting back the trailer for the troops who are relying on it and the Derby racing gear inside.

“The fact that they bullied a local organization that is helping these kids, raising them and making them better kids,” Terry said. “It’s frustrating that they’re stealing from them and that they have no remorse or sympathy.”

The two men are described as being between the ages of 35 and 55. Neither she nor the trailer have been seen since.

“Coming here with all these cameras, I guess they weren’t paying attention,” said Detra Avery, a QuikTrip customer. “That wasn’t really smart, that’s crazy. I hope they get caught.”

“My granddaughter is in Girl Scouts, so the way they fundraise and do all the different things would be hard for her,” said Freddie Williams. “You’re taking something they worked hard for.”

The hard-earned derby races have now been postponed until further notice.

If anyone recognizes the suspects or the car, they are asked to contact Maryland Heights Police Department Detective Shaun Terry at 314-920-0384 Caught on camera: Police are asking the public to identify the Boy Scout trailer thieves

Sarah Y. Kim

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