A widower, from Hall Green in Birmingham, says he is angry after a thief stole the 51 roses he laid for his late wife, just a day after her funeral.
Maurice Powell, who is 75, had bought a rose for every year of his marriage to Sandra, who died in June after a battle with cancer, aged 70.
He had left the flowers in a memorial area at Robin Hood Cemetery in Solihull after her cremation on 18 July.
But when he returned the following day he was devastated to find the bouquet had been stolen.
West Midlands Police are investigating the theft, which was caught on CCTV. The female suspect was seen taking the flowers at around 3.30pm on 19 July.
The card accompanying the flowers was left behind. It read:
Maurice described his wife as ‘very bubbly, a lovely woman’.
Robin Hood Cemetery has pledged to work with the police to track down the thief.