NORWOOD (CBS) – Norwood police are investigating the thefts of dozens of bronze flag holders from a cemetery in town.

About 25 markers have been stolen from veterans’ graves at the Highland Cemetery over the past month.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mike Macklin reports

Cemetery superintendent Paul Ranalli began receiving reports of missing markers from family members. A cemetery worker noticed that the section where he was working had been stripped of some 25 markers.

The bronze markers honor the service of military veterans of World Wars I and II, Korea, and Vietnam.

They cost about $50 to purchase or replace, but their value as scrap metal is only about $3 each.

Police have contacted local junk and scrap dealers to keep an eye out.

They are also asking the public to be vigilant when visiting the cemetery for anything or anyone suspicious.


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