Two charged in cemetery thefts

October 27, 2009 2:35:35 PM PDT
Two people have been charged with breaking into a number of cars at south suburban cemeteries and funeral homes.Stacy Egan, 23, of Orland Park, and Thomas Beach, 22, of Worth, are accused of stealing from cars left unattended while families were visiting loved ones' gravesites or attending funerals.

Cook County authorities are questioning them about their possible roles in even more thefts.

Earlier this year, Sheriff Tom Dart asked mourners to be vigilant at cemeteries and funeral homes after a rash of burglaries.