Thieves target Topeka cemetery visitors

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TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — Topeka police are investigating several reports of thefts from vehicles parked at cemeteries in late May.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports there were eight theft reports from several different cemeteries between May 15 and May 26, and that stolen items ranged from cellphones and credit cards to personal checks, driver’s licenses and insurance cards.

Three of the victims were women in their 80s who were visiting gravesites.

Police say they’ve recovered some of the stolen property. Police spokeswoman Kristen Veverka also says police are still trying to locate suspects and additional property, so tips from the public are welcome.

The department urges people to lock their car doors and remove personal items, even if they plan to be away for just a short period.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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