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Antique Fence Stolen From 200-Year-Old Cemetery

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MILFORD, Del. -  The antique wrought iron fence of the Postles Community Cemetery in Milford was stolen over July 4th weekend.

The tiny graveyard on Cemetery Road was established in 1812. Members of Charles Postles family have been buried there for centuries, and he says the engraved fencing has been there for as long as anyone can remember. He said he cannot believe someone would take it.

 "My wife and I were here Friday night, the Fourth of July to visit it and Monday morning it was gone," he said. "A pit in my stomach. It just hurt that somebody would do this, I mean this is heritage of people in the community and it had been maintained and then somebody would be so common to steal the fence from around a cemetery."

Only a few metal rods were left behind. Delaware State Police are looking into whether the rest of it is being sold for scrap metal.

Fitzgerald Salvage and Recycling is one of the salvage yards that have been informed about the missing fence. Employees are on the lookout. According to Vice President Scott Fitzgerald, if they verify that someone brought the fence in to sell, they will call the police.

"We give them the information of whoever sold it to us, whatever information they need," he said. "We have their drivers license and their address and their picture."

Ralph Willis helps maintain the cemetery. He is worried the fence could already be long gone.

"It's lost its character because of what was here, it was antique ornate fence," he explained. "It's gone, probably wont be able to replace what was here."

"It's just very disrespectful for a few dollars of scrap value," Postles added. "It's terrible."

Postles and Willis said they are considering putting up a reward to arrest and convict the perpetrators.
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