Gatineau police are investigating after a memorial plaque was stolen from a cemetery in Aylmer.

Police were called to the cemetery at 35 Lattion Rd. just after 4 p.m. Sunday when someone reported the plaque was missing.

The theft of metal is common in Gatineau, police said in a media release issued Tuesday, but thefts of commemorative plaques are rare.

This plaque had been installed in 1998.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gatineau police at 819-243-2345, ext. 6207.