St Louis has certainly had its share of smash and grab robberies this summer. Forest Park is not the place you want to park your car, odds are the windows will be smashed as thieves working in tandem look for things to steal. The question is why can't these guys be caught, robbing right by the Muni and the Art Museum and the zoo thefts which have happened so many times you'd think these areas would be a priority for either the police or the park security people. I think back a couple of years to the same thing happening in public parking lots outside Busch Stadium which was solved by having constant on duty security during games. Maybe it's time for the park to do the same.
In any event, there are new thieves out there now named 'sliders' who steal purses at gas stations by creeping low by the passenger door while the car owner pump gas. They frog step low and unseen, open the door and grab the purse or phone or whatever is on the seat.
Best advice since this will probably become more widespread security cameras at gas stations or not, is to not have things in full view on a seat when getting gas.