When Carsten Belmark would spend a moment of calm at its svigerforældres grave on Friday, he got a bad surprise.
For right where he had placed a large lantern dug 40 inches down in the ground, was empty. Completely blank.
Someone had stolen the lantern from the grave site at the Church of the Pontypridd Church.
"Christmas is one of the feasts, which commemorate loved ones, and it has great significance for us. It is not every day that my wife and I come at the grave site, then it makes it just even worse, and I was damn so angry when I discovered it," explains Carsten Belmark and adds that they have had to step on the grave site to remove the lantern.
After the discovery he went around the cemetery to see if the lantern could be other places, but this was not the case.
And unfortunately it's far from the first time that Carsten Belmark and the wife is seeing someone steal from a grave site. It is the fourth time it happens, and three of the corridors it happened at christmas.
"two years ago it was flowers, which we had in a kind of holding while we last year got stolen a lamp with solar cells, and on christmas eve it was some big gravlys," he says, and rejects also here that the objects may have been taken by the wind.
"We have been in contact with the staff at the cemetery, which tells that they can not have removed it, and would tell us if they had done it."
Carsten Belmarks and his wife's experience is unfortunately far from unique. Earlier in the year, could B. T. tell the story of Margit Nicolajsen, who had stolen flowers from his father's grave.
In the Grinnell Cemetery inform you that the theft from the tombs was a problem, as you bothered with.
"Yes, it is a problem. We have been contacted by several gravstedsejere, who have lost something. The problem is that there is someone who can see what happens when our staff have gone home," stated Ritva Pedersen from the Grinnell Cemetery.Updated Date: 25 December 2019, 09:00