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Dozens Of Gravestones Damaged At Jewish Cemetery

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Hartford police are trying to find the vandals who overturned nearly 40 gravestones at a Jewish Cemetery.

Police say the headstones at the Congregation Ados Beth Israel Cemetery off Tower Avenue and Waverly Street were damaged sometime between Oct. 12 and Oct. 19. The vandalism was discovered by a congregation member who regularly visits his son’s grave.

The superintendent of the cemetery told police that the damage will cost more than $20,000 to repair. Most of the headstones that were overturned were secured to their bases.

Police say they don’t have any suspects and are urging anyone with information to call them.

Extra patrols have been added in the area.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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