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.