Territory and Municipal Services have out out a call for help finding the bronze plaques looted from Hall Cemetary if you needed any more reinforcement we might be a society in decline:
Canberra Cemeteries is calling for public assistance following the theft of the majority of bronze plaques from monuments at Hall Cemetery. It is thought the theft occurred between 10 April and 25 April.
“This theft is an incredibly low act and has clearly been pre-meditated,” said Hamish Horne, Manager, Canberra Cemeteries. “This kind of theft and vandalism is very distressing for already grieving families.
“Scrap metal merchants have been warned about the theft.
“ACT Policing has begun investigations and I urge anyone with any information to report it to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”
ACT Policing also has a statement:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the theft of plaques from grave sites at the Hall cemetery.
Around 9am yesterday (Wednesday, April 25) police attended the Hall Cemetery following a report that plaques had been removed from grave sites.
While in attendance police identified a number of plaques were missing. Police estimate 46 plaques were removed from a number of grave sites.
Also stolen from a grave site was a large eagle, approximately one and a half metres high.
Police believe the theft occurred between Tuesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 25 2012.
Police urge anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the cemetery to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.