Man arrested for cemetery thefts

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A 33-year-old Lower Hutt man has been arrested and charged with theft following the disappearance of more than 40 bronze plaques from the Whenua Tapu Cemetery, north of Wellington.

Constable Damian Parker, of Porirua police, said police had spent several weeks investigating the theft of the plaques more than a month ago.

Police now needed to hear from the families of the deceased, whose plaques were stolen from the cemetery, which would help them complete their investigations, he said.

Families were urged to contact Sergeant Steve McCormack at the Porirua police station.

- NZPA

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