Candia chief 'disgusted' by theft of 500-lb granite monument
Police Chief Mike McGillen said that the theft wasn't random because it required planning to pull off.
McGillen said that based upon tracks left at the scene, a truck with a outrigger equipped, which involves metal bars that go from the vehicle to the ground to stabilize it while lifting a weight, was used.
McGillen said that, based upon his research, the granite monument is very valuable.
"It has very intricate stonework, and would be hard to replicate now," McGillen said.
"Somebody decided they need a monument more than we do. I am ticked off. Why would someone want to steal something like that? Leave other people's stuff alone, it doesn't belong to you," Becker said.
"I have never seen anything like this, there has been no other destruction like this at all," Becker said.
Along with the monument, McGillen said another smaller granite piece was also taken from a nearby grave.
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