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Arrest over theft of cemetery plaques

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 15/05/2017

A Hamilton woman has been arrested in relation to the theft of 20 or more bronze plaques from an Auckland cemetery.

The theft at Purewa Cemetery in Meadowbank was reported to police about 4.15pm on Saturday.

Detective Inspector Gary Davey, of Auckland District police, says nine plaques recovered in the Hamilton area are believed to be from the cemetery.

He says a 26-year-old Fairfield woman has been arrested and the investigation is ongoing.

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