About 75 headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery in Nebraska
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About 75 headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery in Nebraska

Omaha police say vandals cause over $50,000 in damage to Temple Israel Cemetery

Gravestones vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska, sometime between October 31 and November 5, 2019. (Omaha Crime Stoppers)
Gravestones vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska, sometime between October 31 and November 5, 2019. (Omaha Crime Stoppers)

Police say about 75 headstones have been toppled and more than $50,000 in damage caused at a Jewish cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Omaha World-Herald reported the vandalism was carried out at the Temple Israel Cemetery in northeastern Omaha.

The incident was reported to police Tuesday by the cemetery’s executive director, who said the damage was done between October 31 and Tuesday morning.

The headstones had been pushed off their bases, and many were broken. Forensic investigators from the police department went to the cemetery to take photos and document the damage.

Local authorities offered a reward of up to $1,000 for any information leading to an arrest.

We are needing assistance locating the individuals responsible for vandalizing and destroying roughly 75 headstones at…

פורסם על ידי ‏‎Omaha Crime Stoppers‎‏ ב- יום שישי, 8 בנובמבר 2019

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