'Total disrespect': Heartless thieves' sickening act at cemetery


Queensland residents have been left mortified after more than 50 brass plates were stolen from a cemetery north of Brisbane over the weekend.

Fifty-two brass plates were taken and six headstones were damaged at the Caboolture and Districts Lawn Cemetery between 4pm on Friday and 8am on Monday, police said.

It’s estimated the total value of plates stolen from the headstones was up to $26,000.

Fifty-two brass plates were taken and six headstones were damaged at the Caboolture and Districts Lawn Cemetery between Friday about 4pm and Monday 8am, police said. Source: Queensland Police

Police have appealed for anyone who noticed suspicious activity in the area or who may have dashcam vision to contact them.

News of the theft on Facebook had many residents disgusted.

“What a despicable act and heartless thieves,” one woman wrote claiming her grandmother had been buried in the same cemetery.

The theft of the plates is worth $26,000. Source: Queensland Police

Another added: “Some people just have no respect for anything anymore”. 

“Total disrespect – how do they sleep at night?” another woman wrote.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report anonymously using the online reporting page.

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Residents are mortified by the theft. Source: Queensland Police