Candia Cemetery Theft Prompts Police Investigation

Police in Candia, N.H., are investigating the theft of a 1,000-pound granite obelisk taken from the top of an old family gravesite.

Police said the obelisk looks like the Washington Monument and is about 6 feet tall.

WMUR-TV reports police said there is evidence that someone backed a truck into the Candia Village Cemetery and put outriggers into the ground to lift the obelisk from its headstone.

Police in Somersworth are also investigating the theft of granite from a cemetery in their town and believe it may be connected to the case in Candia.