The police in Hamilton, New Jersey arrested two men believed responsible for stealing a large number of bronze vases and urns from two cemeteries in town. It is believed the suspects have perpetrated other thefts of this type in other parts of Mercer County.
Authorities say the two men stole 200 of the bronze markers on three separate occasions at the Greenwood and Colonial Cemeteries. Police said the bronze pieces were valued at $300 apiece, which makes the total theft worth $60,000.
While Hamilton police conducted the investigation that led to the arrests, they found reason to suspect that Gutschow and Stasinski had not limited their predations to the township, Hamilton Capt. Remo DiPaolo said.
“Probable cause was developed to link both suspects with thefts in both Princeton and Robbinsville,” DiPaolo said.
Police both in Robbinsville and in Princeton consider the two men as prime suspects in vase and urn thefts in cemeteries in their jurisdictions, including one in Princeton where over $25,000 worth of grave markers was stolen.
Read full article: NJ.com
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