ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - LouFest founder Brian Cohen says it is very frustrating to him that thieves broke into 29 cars during LouFest Sunday night.
Most of the break-ins happened in cars that were parked along Clayton Avenue in Forest Park.
Cohen says it's his commitment to throw a great event that keeps fans protected both inside and outside the gates.
Police say while there was a great presence in officers, between those that LouFest hires and the regular Forest Park Patrol, criminals struck as the officers' attention was focused on directing traffic to get thousands of people out of the park at the end of the night.
Hot-Spot policing was not used here, but police did use it several weeks ago in a recent rash of car break-ins and made arrests.
Police say they will continue to allocate resources to the issue.
Cohen says he plans to increase security in the future to try to keep this from happening.
The criminals stole everything from an I-Pod to wallets to a flat iron.
Police say the two guys they think are responsible were in a black, Volkswagen Jetta. They don't know the license plate number.