Two Greater Toronto Area police forces have launched investigations into the theft of hundreds of bronze vases from local cemeteries.
According to Peel Regional Police, a total of 269 of the vases were stolen from Mount Peace Cemetery, St. Marys Cemetery and Assumption Cemetery in Mississauga between April 7 and Sept. 24 of this year.
Durham Regional Police say that a suspect or suspects made off with about 200 bronze vases between Oct. 3 and Oct. 6.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-888-579-1520, and tipsters could be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.
More than 100 decorative brass vases were taken from burial plots at Mount Lawn Cemetery between Oct. 3 and 6.
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Const. VanBelleghem of Central West Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1854. Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.