May 24, 2012 at 6:32 am
CRYSTAL, MN (AP) - Police in Crystal are asking for the public's help finding suspects after more than 100 vases were stolen from a cemetery.
Police say the vases were stolen from Glen Haven Memorial Garden over the past two weeks. The most recent theft was Tuesday.
The bronze vases weigh 8 pounds each. Police believe the stolen vases are being sold for scrap metal. Salvage dealers have been notified to be on the watch for suspicious customers looking to unload scrap bronze.
Replacing the vases, even at wholesale, will cost each family about $200. WCCO-TV(http://cbsloc.al/KTEcMV) reports Washburn-McReavy, which owns the cemetery, is offering a replacement plastic version at no cost for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
Washburn-McReavy is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrests of the thieves.
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