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Graveyard thieves take $5,600 lawnmower

WHEATFIELD – The cemetery supervisor for St. Mark’s Lutheran Cemetery on Niagara Falls Boulevard told Niagara County sheriff’s deputies on Monday that someone broke into a locked garage and took a brand-new lawnmower.

He said the Gravely Compact Pro-44 was locked in a garage and chained to the structure. He said the cemetery recently purchased the lawnmower for $5,674.

Patrol reported finding pry marks on the exteriors of a garage where a hasp lock was cut. The chain was also cut.

The case was forwarded to the criminal investigation bureau.

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