POTTSTOWN, Pa. -

Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down the people who vandalized a Roman Catholic church in Chester County.

On the night of June 10, the doors were left open at the St. Thomas More church located at 2101 Pottstown Pike in Pottstown, police said.

That's when the vandals got inside and sprayed fire extinguishers throughout, took maple syrup from the pantry and emptied it onto the kitchen floor, and then stole a bottle of wine, investigators said.

Micaela Pupek is a long-time member of the church and was even baptized there. She calls the crime shocking.

"I find it really upsetting," Pupek said. "Because I feel like churches should be able to have the doors open, and stuff shouldn't happen like that."

Now just when this crime couldn't get any more concerning, nearby business owners tell 69 News that this crime also happened hours before the church was to open its doors for a funeral.

"They had a large cleaning crew over there just to clean things up to prep the church for the funeral," said Jim Fitch.

Fitch owns Fitch Enterprises, an auto repair shop across the street from the church, and has even worked on the head priest's car.

Fitch says he hopes police find the culprits.

"But just to go in and destroy someone else's property, it has to be a demented mind that does something like that," Fitch said.

If you have any information, you are urged to contact state police immediately, at (610) 486-6280