Veterans plaque with 100 names on it stolen from NE Ohio cemetery
A northeastern Ohio police department is trying to find whoever stole a bronze plaque from a veterans’ cemetery.
Police in Brunswick, southwest of Cleveland, say one or more thieves removed bolts on the 300-pound plaque and carried it out of Eastlawn cemetery on Thursday.
WEWS-TV reports that the plaque had the names of 100 veterans on it.
Police have contacted local scrap yards to be on the lookout for someone trying to sell the plaque, which could fetch up to $1,200.
Other cemeteries across the country have been similarly targeted.
In Redondo Beach, Fla., for example, thieves stole three bronze grave markers from a veterans’ cemetery in 2010.
And in January, thieves stole bronze doors worth more than $8,000 from a century-old tomb at a Pittsburgh cemetery.