Mausoleum doors stolen from cemetery

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - October 21, 2008

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.

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