- Associated Press - Thursday, October 6, 2016

WYCKOFF, N.J. (AP) - Officials say dozens of centuries-old gravestones were toppled at a historic New Jersey cemetery and police say they’re searching for those responsible.

Officials with the Wyckoff Reformed Church Cemetery Association say they discovered on Tuesday that roughly 50 headstones had been knocked over. About half of the limestone pieces had been broken or severely damaged.

Officials estimate the damage at tens of thousands of dollars.

Township Police Chief David Murphy says they believe the damage happened Sunday night. Police are hoping area surveillance cameras recorded the culprits.

The Record newspaper reports a crane will be needed to reposition the headstones, some of which weigh between several hundred and 1,000 pounds.

The church and graveyard are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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