Grave robbers in the Bronx
Bronx grave robbers loot $160,000 worth of precious metal from mausoleums in historic New York cemetery
Grave robbers have stolen $160,000 worth of valuable bronze from at least 65 mausoleums in a historic Bronx cemetery.
Posted by Jill Fallon at February 19, 2013 9:10 PM
Police sources told the New York Post that the thief or thieves sliced off door handles, vents and name plates from 65 mausoleums at St. Raymond Cemetery in Throgs Neck between Friday and yesterday.
The arrests were discovered yesterday and no arrests have been made yet. Police are uncertain whether this was a lone criminal or a gang.
Bronx resident Anthony Messina, 53, visited his grandmother’s grave yesterday. He was horrified at the ghoulish thefts.
'I think it’s despicable to disturb someone’s eternal rest just to make money,' he said.