Pair stole statues from cemetery for scrap
Thieves have been caught stealing statues from gravestones in Las Palmas.
The two men, aged 36 and 47 and both with extensive police records, had targeted a cemetery in Las Palmas.
Police said their haul, taken from about 40 niches and tombstones, was valued at 11,000 euros. The pair sold off part of it for scrap.
The investigation was triggered by the complaint of the head of a cemetery in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, reporting that 100 statues and bronze items had been stolen.
Police located two indi-viduals who had sold some of the stolen bronze objects.