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Thieves swipe bronze vases from Madison cemetery

MADISON (WKOW) -- Employees at Sunset Memory Gardens showed up to work Friday morning to discover 50 bronze vases missing.  The employee contacted Madison Police around 8:50 a.m.

According to a police news release, the vases are each valued at about $500.  Relatives of the deceased purchased them for the grave sites.  The cemetery is located on Mineral Point Road on the city's west side.

In May of 2007, 100 of the bronze vases were stolen from the same cemetery.  A man was arrested in that case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Madison Area Crimestoppers at 608-266-6014.

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