Thieves steal bronze vases from local cemetery


2024-05-23 13:55 PDT

File # 2024-14569

types of bronze vases stolen

 In the past two weeks there have been approximately 12-14 bronze vases stolen from grave sites at a local cemetery. The first theft occurred on or about May 12, 2024 and the last theft was reported  on May 17, 2024. All the thefts have occurred at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens located at 2347 Cedar Road.

The vases, shown in the attached pics, are purchased by family members, then filled with flowers or other personal items and placed grave side. To date no suspects have been identified. These thefts are extremely disturbing. First and foremost the families who purchased the vases then placed them next to their loved ones are simply outraged that someone would resort to stealing something as  personal as this. Also, there is really no commercial value for bronze so overall, it just doesn’t any sense at all, said R/Cst Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

Depending on the style chosen, the vases are between 9 to 12 inches tall and weigh approximately two pounds. If anyone has information on these thefts, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

Larger image of stolen vases

Released by:

R/Cst Gary O'Brien
Media Relations Officer
Nanaimo RCMP
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N3
Office: 250-755-5445
Cell: 250-713-0701


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