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Police searching for woman caught on video stealing flowers from London, Ont., grave

The Canadian Press|

LONDON, Ont. — An unknown woman in London, Ont., has been caught on video repeatedly stealing flowers from a gravestone.

The video recently posted on Facebook by Marg Allerston-Medeiros has gone viral, with the U.K.’s The Mirror and other international news outlets reporting on the thief ransacking her late mother’s grave.

Since the death of Allerston-Medeiros’s mother in April at the age of 86, she says someone has been stealing mementoes, flowers and other items from the grave.

Allerston-Medeiros set up a secret camera in the cemetery and caught a slim, blonde woman who looks to be in her 20s stealing flowers from the grave.

The woman and police in London, Ont., are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect, who appears to be smiling as she scurries off with her gravestone haul.

In a recent interview with AM980, Allerston-Medeiros said she has no idea why the thief has targeted her mother’s grave.

“I go a lot, almost every day, both to water the flowers that are there or to take pictures and let my big family know that, again, it’s been ransacked.”

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