Someone Steals From Veterans' Graves

Police seek the public's help to locate missing bronze flag holders

Someone is taking something of value from the graves of veterans and police in West Chester, Pa. want to put a stop to it.

West Goshen Township Police want to know who stole dozens of bronze flag holders from about 60 graves at Saint Agnes Cemetery on Pottstown Pike.

The flag holders, which often mention the war that the veteran served in, were possibly stolen so that the bronze could be scrapped.

Authorities were first alerted to the thefts on Monday after several military families noticed that the flag holders were missing and the flags were simply placed into the ground next to their loved one's grave, police said Thursday.

Police tell NBC10's Rosemary Connors that the markers are worth about $3,000.

Police say contacted local scrap yards but so far no one has turned up trying to sell the markers. Anyone who knows what happened or saw any of the missing markers should contact West Goshen Township Police at 610-696-7400.

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