Visitors to a Catholic cemetery in Stockton are being taken advantage of in their most vulnerable moments.
The San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery staff says multiple cars have been broken into while their owners aren’t paying attention. Visitors come to the cemetery to mourn loved ones or attend funeral services and when they go back to their vehicles they’ve found windows shattered and belongings stolen.
The cemetery has several surveillance cameras spread across their property as well as warning signs to potential thieves but since the cemetery is open to the public during business hours, the staff says it’s difficult to keep criminals out.
Albert Vigil is the director of the cemetery. He says the break-ins have been happening over the last two weeks.
“They have a little tool and that window just shatters, and they just grab and go,” Vigil said.
The Stockton Police Department is aware of the thefts and the cemetery has stepped up their security efforts.
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