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SHAME ON THEM: Thieves Targeting Cars Of Those Attending Funerals In Cemeteries

CHELTENHAM, Pa. (CBSPHILLY.COM) - Cheltenham police have released surveillance photos of two women whom they say used a credit card that was stolen from a car at a local cemetery over the weekend.

And investigators say these two women may have struck before.

According to police, the two women used the stolen credit card to make purchases totaling more than $700 from several gas stations and three stores at the Cheltenham Mall.

They say the card had been in a purse taken from the unlocked car of a visitor to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery on Sunday morning.

Police chief John Norris says there was a rash of this type of thefts from the same cemetery around the same time last year.

"People were in the cemetery — a couple were funerals where people were actually at the funeral for a deceased relative or friend — and somebody broke into their cars," he told KYW Newsradio. 

Those break-ins quickly stopped, and there were no more reported until this latest incident.

Police are still investigating, but they believe the same women may be responsible for the thefts last year.

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