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Thieves Target Sampson County Cemetery

Posted May 7, 2007 6:53 p.m. EDT

— A Clinton woman claims somebody has been stealing flowers from a Sampson County cemetery.

Joyce Melson said thieves recently ripped away a wreath from her husband's grave in the Clinton cemetery.

Clinton police said it also received complaints of cemetery flowers blowing into nearby yards.

Authorities said they have no leads, but they said putting expensive flowers on graves can be an attraction to thieves.