Taylorsville woman burglarized while at the cemetery

By Jason Nguyen

Published 02/02 2014 04:41PM

Updated 02/02 2014 05:09PM

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 UTAH) – A trip to the cemetery ended in a nightmare for one Taylorsville woman.

She buried her son three months ago at the Redwood Memorial Mortuary and Cemetery in West Jordan.

“Was there about 15 minutes and came back to the truck. The truck was open, my purse was gone,” said Laurie Bartunek.

The locked Jeep didn’t stop thieves from getting into the truck and taking the purse that was under the seat.

“The only thing I could think of is: 'They have everything,'” Bartunek said.

She filed a police report and cancelled her credit cards on her way home. When she got back home her car was stolen too.

“We would ask for the public's help in this case. If anyone sees this car out or has information we would ask they contact the Unified Police Department,” said Lt. Justin Hoyal with the Unified Police Department.

The 2010 Hyundai Elantra is blue. The license plate cover has butterflies on it. The license plate number is B1651NA. The car has a small "Nameste" sticker on the back window.

Bartunek went back to the cemetery to let them know what had happened to her. She was shocked by their response.

“We told them what had happened, that the truck got broken into, my purse being stolen, my car being stolen and the only response we got out of them was we are sorry,” Bartunek added.

ABC 4 Utah contacted Redwood Memorial Mortuary and Cemetery about the incident and what kind of security they had on the property to prevent things like this. They had no comment.

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