UPDATE: Independence police said the suspect and vehicle have both been identified.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Detectives in Independence say someone has been desecrating the dead at a cemetery there.
They say a thief is stealing bronze plaques off of headstones at Mount Washington Cemetery.
They released the below pictures of the suspected thief.
Police say late last month a cemetery employee noticed someone taking the bronze plaque from a veteran's headstone. The plaque is valued at $800.
The employee says after the theft the man drove off with another person in a Ford Taurus.
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