Monday, July 15, 2013
Family's cars burglarized at cemetery
While Annie Boghossian and her family were burying her grandmother, about a half a mile away from the burial site, their cars were broken into.
It was during the funeral of Josefina Iskandaria at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Flushing Queens, that family members claim perpetrators broke into five parked cars of people attending the service.
It happened on Friday around 2:30 in the afternoon.
They said purses were stolen from three of the cars. But, it gets worse.
Within hours, the family claims their credit cards were racking up charges all over Queens and on Long Island.
An engagement ring and other jewels they said were also taken from cars.
More than what was stolen; they feel betrayed and bewildered by what they feel is such a despicable act — theft at a funeral.
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:01 AM
Labels: burglary, cars, cedar grove cemetery, Flushing, theft
Sounds like an inside job. Are there no security cameras?
Don't leave shit in the car at plain view.
The cars were actually parked inside the cemetery. The cemetery does not have any security cameras.
this is truly awful for the family - insult to injury.
i guess you can't take anything for granted in this city.
I tell my kids all the time, "Put everything in the trunk, out of site." They say, " But daddy the car is in front of the house." I then say, " Thieves don't care and I don't want to replace that broken window so they can steal and sell your stuff for pennies on the dollar."
Condolences to the family on their lost family member. The rest is just stuff. An engagement ring? Purses? Grief overwhelms common sense.
In the last few years St Mary's cemetery in Flushing has posted signs about not leaving valuables in cars and locking all car doors, so these thefts may be a new trend.
People must realize that there is no such thing as sacred ground anymore...as a matter of fact, cemeteries and churches are fertile ground for thieves. Folks, use your heads...take your purses, etc. with you. Is that really so difficult? Same to the ladies who leave their purses in shopping carts while going through stores. One turn of your head and it is GONE. Some simple common sense can deprive a thief of his or her booty.
I recall that some years back the same sort of thing was going on at St. John's Cemetery in Middle Village...only it wasn't just at funerals. Grave visitors were being robbed. Folks, PLEASE be aware of your surroundings...and anyone else who is lurking about. Better yet, when visiting someplace as isolated as a cemetery, try to go with someone. The elderly especially are vulnerable...and they are the ones that will often be found in such places...chopped meat for the villianous among us.
ROUND UP THE USUAL SUSPECTS!!!
Who in the world leaves purses and jewelry in their cars?
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