Mausoleum doors stolen from cemetery

October 21, 2008 5:10:00 AM PDT
Wall Street traders aren't the only ones turning to the metal market to weather the current economic crisis.

Police say thieves stole two bronze doors from an Elizabeth cemetery Friday morning and tried to sell them for scrap metal.

The Star-Ledger of Newark reports that employees at a scrap metal yard grew suspicious and called police when the would-be sellers showed up with what looked like mausoleum doors.

Authorities have determined they were stolen from the B'nai Jeshurun Cemetery on the Elizabeth-Hillside border, which is run by the Temple B'nai Jeshurun in Short Hills.

Police tell the newspaper that no bodies were taken from the above-ground mausoleum. They say a cemetery worker saw two men fleeing Friday morning in station wagon with tinted windows.