$40K worth of brass vases stolen from Lenoir cemetery

(WSOC)

(WSOC)

LENOIR, N.C. — Police are investigating after discovering that $40,000 worth of brass vases used to hold flowers were stolen from a local cemetery in Lenoir.

Workers at the Blue Ridge Memorial Park discovered the thefts Monday morning. A total of 138 vases were taken, according to WSOC.

The vases reportedly cost $300 each, but the value of the brass melted down is just over $6 at a scrap yard.

The total cost to replace the vases is valued at more than $40,000.

Investigators said they have already been in contact with local scrap years to be on the lookout for the vases.

Source: WSOC

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