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Cemetery falls victim to flower thefts

Five thefts have been reported since Memorial Day.

Posted: Thu Jul 12 07:32:25 PDT 2018
Updated: Thu Jul 12 07:32:26 PDT 2018

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a church in albert lea is finding that many flowers planted in its cemetery are going missing overnight. kimt news 3's annalise johnson is live in the rochester studio to tell us more about these strange thefts. annalise?xxx cemetery hit-lintro-2 amy - if you took a look at the lunder lutheran church cemetery from a distance - you probably wouldn't be able to guess that its been the victim of five different incidents of flower thefts since memorial day. but with a closer look - you can see that many of the flowers next to the graves are now silk. the most recent theft happened friday night or saturday morning.xxx cemetery hit-mpkg-1 lowerthird2line:cemetery flower thefts albert lea, mn church president doug krueger tells me that on five different ocassions - someone has dug up and taken flowers planted in the cemetery - or stolen potted plants. when a flower is stolen - the church replaces it with a silk flower so that no grave goes without one. krueger says the worst part of the thefts is calling families whose flowers are now gone. cemetery hit-mpkg-3 i feel bad for them. i feel bad for people who are no longer in our area who you know maybe drive here one day and leave a nice pot - and then we water it for them - and then we have to call them and let them know that their flower was stolen / cemetery hit-ltag-2 the thefts have been reported to the police - and krueger tells me the officers are driving by the cemetery frequently. live in the rochester studio annalise johnson kimt news 3. / thank you annalise. the church is planning to install cameras to prevent future thefts. / warrant served-vo-3
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