BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Broken Arrow police are investigating a string of car break-ins at a local cemetery.
Victims said they were visiting their loved one’s graves at Floral Haven on Friday, and when they came back to their cars, the windows were smashed and their purses stolen.
Victims said they are already feeling low when visiting the cemetery, and to come back to the damage and violation of personal belongings is unsettling.
A good Samaritan found the purses ditched in a dumpster in Tulsa on Monday. The thief left credit cards and other belongings inside. Only cash was missing. The good Samaritan used contact information from inside the purses to find the rightful owners.
FOX23 was there as one victim was reunited with her stolen purse. She’s relieved to have it back, but said she’s lost her peace of mind while visiting her late husband and parents.
Police said this is a reminder to not leave valuables in your car, even in a place you feel safe.
Floral Haven provided the following statement:
“We are deeply saddened by news of the recent vehicle break-ins at Floral Haven. The safety of our families and visitors is our top priority. We are working with the local authorities who have increased patrols through our gardens. We also have security cameras in areas of the property, we lock our gates in the evenings and our staff drives the cemetery throughout the day to ensure the safety of all Floral Haven visitors. We’d like to remind everyone to remain aware of your surroundings and always lock valuables in the trunk or keep them with you at all times.”
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