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Police Investigate Cemetery Thefts In Egg Harbor Township

(credit: Egg Harbor Township Police)

(credit: Egg Harbor Township Police)

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EGG HARBOR Twp., N.J., (CBS) – Police are investigating after 20 bronze vases were reported stolen from a cemetery in Egg Harbor Township.

Egg Harbor Township Police say the theft occurred at the Laurel Memorial Cemetery located on English Creek Avenue, in the Farmington section.

According to authorities, 20 bronze vases were stolen from the burial grounds sometime between 9 p.m. Monday night and 6 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Police say they are still investigating the February theft of 16 brass vent grates stolen from the mausoleum and other thefts of vases that occurred in June and August of 2012.

The incidents are currently under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Robert Harte of the Egg Harbor Township Police Department Criminal Investigations Bureau at 609-926-4010 or 609-926-4051 or Atlantic County Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234, 1-800-658-8477(TIPS) or at www.crimestoppersatlantic.com.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to arrests and indictments in Atlantic County.