Vandals cause thousands of dollars damage at Longmont cemetery

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LONGMONT, Colo. -- A police investigation is underway after vandals hit a cemetery for the fourth time this summer.

The vandalism has caused tens of thousands dollars damage. Besides that, it's painful to see. Family's gravestones are knocked over and broken.

Vandals tipped over 106 headstones at Mountain View cemetery on Saturday night. They also broke a Civil War memorial statue made of granite into pieces and took its head.

A cemetery manager believes at least two vandals have caused damage on four different occasions beginning July 6.

Families whose gravestones were damaged hope insurance will cover the cost of repairs.

The Civil War memorial could cost $20,000 to fix.

A private security company has been hired to patrol the cemetery. Longmont police are investigating the crimes, but there are no arrests so far.

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