Copy of Police: Crowd loots shoe store in south St. Louis

FERGUSON, Mo. - Police say dozens of people have looted a shoe store in south St. Louis after arriving in several cars.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the vehicles drove up to the Shoe Carnival and 30 to 40 people got out. It said they smashed windows and took shoes and other merchandise, and also tried to break into a Radio Shack nearby.

Police Lt. Donnell Tanksley says he doesn't know if the incident is related to unrest in Ferguson in northern St. Louis County. Several stores in Ferguson were looted late Sunday after a vigil for a young black man fatally shot by a police officer a day earlier.

Tanksley says the caravan of vehicles is unusual. The people wore T-shirts to cover their faces.
 

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