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‘Low as low’: Kids’ memorial plaques stolen

Dozens of bronze plaques have been stolen from a Melbourne memorial park.
Dozens of bronze plaques have been stolen from a Melbourne memorial park.

Dozens of bronze plaques dedicated to children have been stolen from a memorial park in Melbourne’s southwest.

Victoria police were told 75 plaques were taken from Altona Memorial Park on Dohertys Rd sometime between March 12 and 13.

Dozens of memorial plaques have been stolen from a Melbourne memorial park. Picture: Google Maps
Dozens of memorial plaques have been stolen from a Melbourne memorial park. Picture: Google Maps

The plaques were erected in the “Garden of Little Angels” by the families of children who have died.

Detectives have warned scrap metal dealers to remain “wary” of thieves attempting to sell the stolen plaques.

Horrified members of the public have taken to social media to slam the act, calling on the thieves to hand themselves in.

“Why just why would you do this? To mess around to make some quick cash?” one lady questioned.

“Hand yourselves in, you’re as low as low gets.”

Members of the public have taken to social media to share footage of the graves missing their plaques. Picture: Facebook
Members of the public have taken to social media to share footage of the graves missing their plaques. Picture: Facebook
Seventy-five plaques were stolen between March 12 and 13. Picture: Facebook
Seventy-five plaques were stolen between March 12 and 13. Picture: Facebook

Police are investigating the theft and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.