POLICE are searching for the person who desecrated and ransacked a church in Gasparillo.
Apart from eating and drinking items from a fridge in the Trinity Presbyterian Church's vestry area, the perpetrator did not steal anything. A vestry houses vestments and sometimes liturgical objects.
Jeremy Boodram, chairman of the church, said: "We had drinks like bottled water and Chubby. We also had condiments and he ate and drank what little we had in the fridge."
"No items were missing. The person overturned the place and ripped up some documents. Thankfully, the papers were not important. It seems the person was searching for petty cash. The speakers and other electricals remained." The church is at Charles Street South.
Reports are a church member who went to cut grass at about 10.30 am on Saturday, saw the Sunday school building vandalised. The perpetrator broke into the church by smashing some windows and breaking two door locks.
Boodram is cautioning others to be on the alert for this type of crime. "Be vigilant. It is a bit astounding that people would desecrate a place that is revered and considered a holy sanctuary," Boodram said.
"The church offers safety, comfort and peace to people. But it seems some people see it differently." Southern Division police, including CSI officers visited and gathered evidence.
Boodram recalled that a few years ago, someone vandalised the church. The vandal was never found.