WEST NEWTON, Pa. —
State police say a locked exit door apparently thwarted whoever burglarized a 240-year-old church in rural western Pennsylvania and then left a blood trail from the window he apparently broke to get in and out of the church.
Troopers from Greensburg publicized some details of the break-in Monday because they've yet to name a suspect in the burglary that happened sometime between July 2 and 6 at the Sewickley United Presbyterian Church about 20 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
Church officials say the burglar gathered candelabras, communion chalices and other valuables but had to leave them behind when he apparently couldn't exit a locked door and had to climb back out the broken window.
Police have taken a sample of the burglar's blood, but are really hoping someone will come forward with information about someone with unexplained cuts.