Bronze plaques stolen from Jewish cemetery in Czech Republic

Czech police say hundreds of bronze plaques have been stolen from a Holocaust memorial in a Jewish cemetery near Prague. Police spokeswoman Alena Romova says 327 plaques with names of the dead were taken last week from the state-sponsored Theresienstadt memorial. There have been no indications that the theft had an anti-Semitic motivation. Romova said Tuesday the plaques may have been stolen for resale as raw bronze. The damage is estimated at about 1 million koruna (€40,000; US$63,640).