PORTSMOUTH -- Portsmouth Police are investigating the theft of more than a dozen bronze vases from grave markers at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery on High Street.

Five vases were stolen between April 7 and April 9; five more were stolen April 15; another five were stolen on April 15.

Detectives have inspected the cemetery and it appears that there may be more vases that have been removed from other graveside markers.

Detectives are asking for citizen's who have family members buried at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery to check their families' graveside markers and report any thefts to the Portsmouth Police Department by calling (757) 393-5300.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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