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EDMOND, Okla. - Two people have been arrested for stealing from a cemetery in Edmond.

Norma Jean Johnson raced out to Gracelawn Cemetery to check on her son's grave after she heard that two people were stealing statues and flowers from headstones.

"I was upset you know then I was emotional because you know this is his stuff, this is all we have you know left of what you know the memories of what we have, that's it, that's all we have left," Johnson said.

According to the police report, Amy Thompson, 41, and Alan Burton, 53,  were allegedly taking statues and flowers off gravesites at Gracelawn Cemetery.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the cemetery, which is located at Danforth and Broadway.

The pair had at least 11 statues and 20 flower bouquets inside a U-Haul truck.

"They told our officers that they were just picking up the flowers off of one of their father's graves and they couldn't really explain the reason why they had all the statues," Jenny Monroe with the Edmond Police Dept. said.

Thompson and Burton now face Grand Larceny charges.

Thompson is also facing drug charges.

Officials are encouraging anyone with a loved one buried at Gracelawn Cemetery to go check out the headstone.

If anything is missing, file a police report.

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