Friends of Eastern Cemetery burglarized, over $20,000 in equipment stolen

Friends of Eastern Cemetery burglarized, over $20,000 in equipment stolen

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The group Friends of Eastern Cemetery is asking for the public's help in finding over $20,000 worth of equipment that was stolen.

The equipment maintains the cemetery. Andy Harpole, a member of Friends of Eastern Cemetery, says he believes the equipment was stolen late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

Among the stolen equipment was three commercial mowers, a 4-wheeler, a trailer that had push mowers and weed eaters, chainsaws with extra blades and oil were also stolen.

Friends of Eastern Cemetery will now work on securing the storage area, and the hand tools left behind.

Friends of Eastern Cemetery is the group that places flags on veterans grave sites, as well as participating in the upcoming Wreaths Across America event.

Anyone with information on the stolen equipment is asked to call police.

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