Headstones knocked down at MA Jewish cemetery

AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — Police in are investigating after vandals toppled 19 headstones at a central Massachusetts Jewish cemetery. Auburn Police Chief Andrew Sluckis estimated the cost of the damage at the Worcester Hebrew Cemetery discovered earlier this week at $15,000. Of the 19 headstones knocked over, two were cracked in half.

Sluckis says that some evidence has been recovered at the cemetery.

Jordan Robbins, co-chairman of running the cemetery for the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts, tells The Telegram & Gazette that the federation is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

The cemetery was also vandalized around the Memorial Day weekend, when eight headstones were knocked over.

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