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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Doors Stolen from Mausoleum at Saint Paul's Catholic Cemetery in Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio.

It's happened again....doors stripped away and stolen from a mausoleum.  

The cemetery is located on S. West Street in Norwalk.

Please click on title to link to this Fox8 - WJW TV news story with video interview by the station's news reporter Suzanne Stratford that is posted online today.  

Excerpted below are some of the comments that accompany the video:

"He fears that someone will try to sell the doors for scrap metal but he says they are only worth about $75 or less as scrap.

He said, “It’s just foolishness because they’re going to cash the doors in for scrap and they’re invaluable as scrap. They’re part of the tomb. That’s the real value.”

The family is offering a $500 reward for the doors.

They are hoping someone will have seen the doors and will call the police, or the person can drop them off at the cemetery, or church, and return them — no questions asked.

The family says they won’t prosecute the person or persons who took the doors if they get the doors back."