Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Stealing from the dead

Bronze Doors Taken from Mausoleums at Westchester Cemetery

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Police say thieves broke into a suburban New York cemetery and stolen large bronze doors from two mausoleums.

They say the 6-foot-tall doors are worth an estimated $8,000 but will likely be sold for scrap metal if the thieves are not caught.

Greenburgh Police Captain Joseph DeCarlo says the invaders broke a gate at the Mount Hope Cemetery late Sunday or early Monday, then removed three doors from their hinges -- two at one mausoleum and one at another.

Says the captain: "We feel they probably took the doors to cash in the metal."

It's happening here, too. Photo taken at a local cemetery Monday afternoon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Damn, is nothing sacred??