Philly Cemetery Thieves on the Loose

The two suspects caught on film

by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World

These days you can’t even visit the deceased in peace — at least not in Philadelphia — because there are thieves at the graveyard. According to reports, two black women in their twenties are believed to be responsible for a string of cemetery robberies. Even if these women are not connected to the other slew of car thefts, they are certainly responsible for this latest incident that occurred around 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. They broke into an unlocked car parked at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery on Cheltenham Ave. near Easton Road. Police reported that the victim’s purse was stolen out of her car by two unnamed black women who then spent about $700 of the victims money at a local gas station and Cheltenham Mall.

The two women on the loose are described as follows by “One is about 5 feet 3, has a thin to medium build, and is light-skinned with short, black wavy hair and a part on the left side. She has tattoos on both arms and one on her left chest. The other woman is between 5 feet 2 and 5 feet 6 with a heavy build and a medium complexion and long hair.”

Hopefully this victim will lock her car door next time.

Ayvaunn Penn is a spoken word artist and an award winning writer completing her degree in English and philosophy. For more of her witty-word works click here. To have your original poetry featured by Ms. Penn on Your Black Poets, click here.


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