12/14/2021 at 7:35 PM
Two students reported that at 11:00am on 12/14/2021, they left their private apartment in the 6000 block of Washington Blvd. When they returned to their apartment at 12:50 am on 12/15/2021, they discovered that someone had entered their apartment. Upon checking the apartment, the students discovered that several pairs of shoes, an iPad, debit cards and US currency was taken. There were no obvious signs of forced entry. It is unclear at this time how the subject gained access to the apartment.
The students did have a video system set up in their apartment and an unknown subject was observed walking around inside the residence earlier in the evening.
St. Louis Metro Police Department is investigating
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