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Century old cemetery gates stolen

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Surveillance photo of one of the offenders (Source: Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Surveillance photo of one of the offenders (Source: Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

A reward is being offered for information in the theft of property at a Lincoln County, Tennessee cemetery.

More than 30 feet of antique wrought iron fence were stolen from Snoddy Cemetery.

Investigators said two people driving a small SUV and a small single axle utility trailer stole the fence sections on November 30th and on December 11th.

The offenders were caught on surveillance footage, and investigators hope the images lead to arrests.

The Lincoln County Sheriff said he doesn't think they're scrapping the fence either because this stuff sells for several hundred dollars a foot.

Authorities have checked with metals yards, but the sections haven't been located. Investigators believe the thieves have either sold it or installed in on a property.

"If you see this fence or see someone putting up this fence that is obviously an antique cemetery fence, we would love to know about it. There's a substantial reward for the fence," said Sheriff Murray Blackwelder.

They're offering more than $3,000 for any information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of these two guys that are accused of stealing this high price fence.

Anyone with information should call the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department at 931-433-9821.

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