What a low act
|01/07/2018||Posted by admin under 南京夜网||
Taradale Cemetery Trust secretary, Margaret Moody, near one of the desecrated graves.Heartless thieves have stolen four brass plaques from graves and cremation plots at Taradale Cemetery.
Two of the plaques were stolen from cremation plots in the memorial garden and the other two were removed from headstones.
The thieves also tried to remove a fifth plaque but were unsuccessful.
Taradale Cemetery Trust secretary, Margaret Moody, said there was no rhyme or reason for the thefts.
“You would think that cemeteries would be above this sort of thing,” Ms Moody said.
“It is very upsetting for the families – there’s no easy way to tell them.
“It’s like when your house gets burgled – you can replace the things that are stolen but it’s just that someone has been in your house.”
Ms Moody said the trust had never had any issues like this before at the historic cemetery, which dates back to 1859.
“We’ve had the odd one riding a trail bike through here but nothing like desecrating graves.”
The four plaques were stolen from the final resting places of Clifford Tweddle, Lloyd McKenzie, Bluey Hodgetts and Gary Rogers.
“There is no link between any of those people,” Ms Moody said.
Malmsbury Police Leading Senior Constable, Bob Sheridan, said it was just a “mindless act of stupidity”.
“You would need a semitrailer load of those plaques to make anything out of it and they sell it for scrap – it’s just a pointless exercise,” Sen-Const Sheridan said.
“These people who have done this are absolute morons.”
He said the thefts occurred sometime between January 15 and 19 and that it would have taken the thieves a fair bit time to remove the plaques.
“I firmly believe that someone in the local area knows who did this and I appeal to anybody who knows something to show some heart and common decency and please call their local police station and let us know where these plaques are.
“If they want to remain anonymous they can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 – just tell us where they are so that we can get them back to the families.”
Sen-Const Sheridan does not believe the theft of the plaques is related to the brass bell that was stolen from the Taradale Fire Station last year.
“The cemetery thefts are a minimum two-man operation – the brass bell would have taken up to five blokes to lift it.”
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