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Cremated Remains Stolen From Las Vegas Post Office

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas cremation service is offering a reward for stolen cremated remains.

KVVU-TV in Las Vegas reported Monday that Las Vegas Cremations is hoping a $3,000 reward will lead to the return of three sets of cremated remains.

The company says the remains were in the process of being shipped Friday when someone stole them from a postal employee. It also said in a statement it is "shocked and saddened by the criminal act."

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No information about a suspect was immediately available.

One set of remains stolen belonged to 77-year-old Joel Pugatch, who died last month.

His daughter, Debora Pugatch, says the family is devastated and had to hold a memorial service on Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama without his ashes.